Climate, vegetation and scenery
These hot and wet conditions are ideal for the growth of plants so the vegetation is both dense and varied. Typically in Britain there would be 4 or 5 species of trees in a forest, whilst in the same area near the equator there may be about 500 species. The equatorial rainforests also have an extremely diverse fauna.
The rainforest in the equatorial regions produce very distinctive scenery. From the air it looks like a green carpet with the occasional taller tree (emergent) sticking up. There are also numerous rivers due to the heavy rainfall totals.