If you are like me, insect repellent is not an item to be carried. It can leak, it can run out, it can poison you and worst of all- it doesn’t work!!!( without applying every 10min) I cannot be bothered personally to be toting around a liquid other than my water. While It may seem […]
I would like to thank Michelle Lam who visited earlier this year for posting this video. They were on excursion upstream Amazon River from Otorongo lodge when they spotted this beautiful tamandua eating the fire ants from a cecropia tree.
Pink and gray river dolphins abound in our area of the Amazon River. Some are so bold that they even slap their tails underneath the boat while we are watching. The gray river dolphins are more common to see because they do not use the seasonally flooded forest.The grays also jump much more due to […]
On the 22nd of April 2013, Jill Elaine Roche , a brave American traveler set off with her local guides to explore an extensive varzea or flooded forest by wooden canoe. They were sneaking in amongst the trees leaving no trail behind other than the frothy path left by the canoe. Moving silently and slowly […]
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 […]
Correction October 2017- Copa Bailed out, they couldn’t fill the seats so they gave up on the route. 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 […]
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. […]