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Charapa Ishpa – Flooding Event Coincides with Turtle Hatching

06 Dec

Its the end of our low water season here on the Amazon River near Iquitos Peru. This means the tributaries from the distant foothills of the Andes Mountains are swelling with rainwater and start their rush to the main trunk of the Amazon and eventually to the Atlantic. There is a annual spike in the […]

Giant black Pacu caught

21 Oct

Colossoma macroponum – Black pacu- Tamabaqui(Brazil) Gamitama (Peru) This incredible specimen was captured on rod an reel from the banks of the Amazon River near the village of Oran, lower Amazon River Peru. Angler Anthony Giardenelli was taking advantage of the low water conditions of the Amazon river fishing the deeper waters for catfish when […]

Images of a giant- the Amazon water Lily

27 May

The Giant Amazon water lily (Victoria amazonica), is found only on the mainstream flood planes of the Amazon river and never deep into tributaries. The Amazon water lily inhabits seasonal flood plane meadows and lakes found on the very channel influenced yearly by rains coming from the distant foothills.note a new flower head emerging from […]

Panor-Amazonas

09 May

The first two shots are of a storm brewing over an Amazon river Island A marvelous rainbow touched down in front of us This is a flood plane lake called Cocha Mayo Another type of flood plane lake called chontillal (for the spiny chontilla palms) This is a section of floating meadow close to the […]

Kinka-who? The kinkajou

08 May

The kinkajou (Potos flavus)is a distant member of the Raccoon (Procyonidae) family. They are the only member of the genus potos .They have large powerful canines yet primarily feed on ripe fruits and nectar from flowers of trees such as balsa. These incredible mammals even have a prehensile tail to help them as they clumsily […]

Giant Anaconda encounter !

25 Apr

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 […]