We took a great many photos, mostly in vain.
There is a huge amount of water in the air, and the epiphytes (such as philodendrons, bromeliads and orchids) and moss capture it effectively.
The canopy often forms complex fractal spacing patterns when viewed from below.
Tree ferns reminded us of those in our yard in India, only these are bigger.
Outside the reserve proper is a hummingbird garden which is literally buzzing as if with a thousand bees. We captured few decent shots.
Cyropia (?), black pepper, Eliocarpus!, elephant ear (calla lilly family, which has two cavities which heat up to over 100 degrees F and caputure mating beetles in order to pollenate), Solanum (like the Kodaikanal shola), native bamboo (although larger asian bamboo is also invading in some areas – note that very little invades the cloud forest, competition is way too high), bush height begonias, passion fruit vine, tree ferns, wild ginger (pic), strangler figs (ficus, hemi-epicphytic – meaning is starts life as an epiphyte via seed transport by birds eating figs, then grows roots to the ground, and then established itself as a tree, and eventually strangles and kills the original host tree), closia (a tree species), angel wing begonia (pic), heliconia, sleeping hibiscus (which unlike other hibiscus, never opens its petals).
Black-eyed solitaire (a thrush with metallic cry)
Ruddy tree runner nest (pic)
Slaty-backed Nightingale thrush,
Grey breasted wood wren
Green crown brilliant hummingbird
Purple throated mountain gem
Resplendent quetzal (which tends to hang out on avocado trees for the fruits)
Cocora (heard but not seen)