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 […]
The worlds Largest River!
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 pirañas 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. […]
Otorongo Expeditions Earlier this year, the whole of the Amazon river basin experienced a flood like no other. Peru, Colombia, and Brazil were the most affected, over one million people were struck by surprise as the water level just kept coming up, past its historical level. Many people took a lackadaisical approach to the flood […]
(Lithodoras dorsalis = skin of stone) The spectacular Rock bacu or as known here on the Amazon river of Peru, Cahuara(ka-wara) ladrillo (brick)have a very interesting natural history. They have evolved quite an important niche in seed dispersal of plant species especially palms of the seasonally flooded forests of the Amazon river basin [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ScJcWgPzlk&w=420&h=315]. […]
For charter fishing in the Amazon river Otorongo Expeditions This Incredible specimen of short tailed freshwater stingray was caught near Oran, Peru Lower Amazon River region. It weighed in at 154lb over 4ft long including her short tail. We were fishing on the point of two rivers combining when she sucked the live bait directly […]
There are over 2000 recognized species of fish that are only found in the Amazon River Basin. Estimates from the experts taking into consideration geographically separated species may mount to over 3500! There are certain fishes that have such unique ecological niches that they may only be found in an area less than 50 miles […]