I vow to take macro photos of every jumping spider I encounter. For me, these spiders are the most interesting and probably the most intelligent of all. The jumping spiders are from the family (Salticidae) which has more than 500 genera described and over 5000 species described . That makes this family the largest of […]
For the last two weeks I have been trooping around the Rainforest near Oran with my new camera taking macro shots of every insect possible. I was very excited to see my favorite species of carnivorous ant sipping away at the extrafloral nectaries found in fig saplings. The video is a bit shaky but there […]
Here is an opportunity for anyone who speaks English and Spanish. We are looking for an individual or several persons that would be interested in teaching English in the village of Oran. The idea would be to accept a class of twenty persons of all ages and teach them the basics of English. Although a […]
Finally after almost ten years in the dark, Iquitos receives its first direct international flights from Panama City Panama. Hoping to boost tourism access to the Peruvian Amazon in light of being nominated a natural world wonder , the airline offers two flights a week. As quoted from copas web page: Starting July 14 2012 […]
It’s not the Piraña you need to worry about when swimming in the Amazon.
There is a big difference in what we want to hear and what we actually get . When choosing a tour operator in the Amazon, many people don’t do their research and pick the loudest most sensational sales pitch around. So what is the first thing potential guests are promised? That’s right, the most sensational. […]
To optimize your chances here are some general rules for serious wildlife watchers Go more than three days, don’t try to squeeze the trip of a lifetime in less than a work week. Pick a place that is far from major cities. Take binoculars. The animals are there and need to be found. Sometimes they […]
So Hollywood has you fooled that pirañas are the most dangerous thing in the Amazon river? Don’t feel bad, they film plenty of nonsense. Let me explain why piranhas are not the most dangerous thing in the murky waters of my home. To get attacked by pirañas you would have to combine a few circumstances. […]