Peru, March 2005
Posada Amazonas on the River Tambopata in the Amazon Basin
Landing safely in Puerto Maldonado
Entering our boat to go up the Madre Dios & Tambopata River to reach our
Giant River Otters (~6 feet long)
The babies are born with claws on their wings to climb back into the nest. About
the size of a big chicken.
Catch & Release - Amazon style - Piranha
Sunrise from above the canopy
A tarantula in the 'lobby'
This bird moves through the trees making an incredible noise at dusk.
They are related to falcons, but a lot clumsier and kinda goofy. About the same
size as a Canada Goose.
Puerto Maldonado Airport.
Popular mode of transport is these modified motorbikes.
Glasswing butterfly (Cithaerias)
An owl butterfly (Caligo eurilochus)
Sunrise on the Tambopata River
Red & Green Macaw
2 Red & Green Macaws directly above us, while we were in a blind
From the tower, looking towards the river. There are 2 Macaws
in the treetop (see insert).
Blue Headed Parrots at clay lick
Bats sleeping on tree
BIG lizard (about 4 feet)
Entrance to 'lodge'
Morning ride up the river
Giant Otter eating fish
Blue Headed parrots
A tree frog at night
I think these are sleeping Grey-Necked Wood Rails
Our Posada Amazonas native guide Gilbert with small
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