An ancient European forest is among the contenders for accreditation as one of the world's most amazing spectacles, those looking at the Romanian forestry industry may be interested to discover.
The Retezat National Park in Romania has reached the second phase of voting in New7Wonders New Seven Wonders of Nature contest.
It is competing in the forests, national parks and nature reserves category and the public will determine which of the contenders is named the most amazing site of its type.
The other categories, which may interest those involved in the Romanian forestry industry, are landscapes and ice formations, islands and mountains and volcanoes.
In addition, the most spectacular instances of caves, rock formations and valleys, lakes, rivers and waterfalls and seascapes will be democratically selected in an online vote.
The Retezat National Park's website reveals that there are 1,190 species of plants in its confines, more than a third of those found in Romania.
Of these, 90 are endemic plants which can only be found within the forest.