Forests are the lifeblood of every living thing

This June, let's hear about another one of the top 12 photos of our 2021 PEFC Photo Contest! Our photo in the spotlight is "Magic Portal", revealing an impressive view of the Montserrat Mountains in Catalonia, Spain.

Forests are the lifeblood of every living thing

31 May 2022 Forests in photos

This month, we hear from another runner-up in our 2021 PEFC Photo Contest. Ángel Morales, who took the stunning photo "Magic Portal" in Castellbell i el Vilar, Spain, shares this thoughts about forests and what makes them so magical and important for all of us.

How do you feel about forests, both professionally and personally?

Forests are the lifeblood of every living thing. Without them we are lost. Once you understand that forests and nature are everything, peace and love will envelop you like mycelium envelops every corner of this earth.

How did the forest inspire you to take your winning photo?

I took my photo in what I call a “Magical Portal” in Catalonia, Spain. I was inspired by the moment, and my intuition led me to that place. Without searching, but trusting one’s intuition, one can find the real inspiration.

What do you think of the work that an organisation like PEFC does to care for forests?

I like the work that they do a lot. I think everyone should share the same values. Let's take care of the forests and Mother Earth. 

All of us can help safeguard our forests. Next time you go shopping, look for the PEFC label.

About the contest

In 2021, we held our ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest for the fifth time. Taking place in 11 countries, we received 5000 stunning photos, taking us to the wonderful world of forests.

Have a look at the top 12 images of the 2021 contest here. To learn more about the photos, watch the winner announcement on Facebook Live.


Discover how we're working to align with the EUDR and bring our PEFC EUDR solution to the market.

Conflict Timber

See PEFC's guidance following the announcement that all timber originating from Russia and Belarus is ‘conflict timber’.

PEFC contact

Hannah Prins

Communications Manager

Related Organizations

PEFC Spain

National member

Keep in touch

Subscribe to our newsletter