James Borrell is a biodiversity scientist and science communicator researching how people and nature can adapt to environmental change.

Friday Photo: Rain in the Amazon

We visited the Amazon in the dry season. Every day the water levels in the lakes and rivers would drop several inches, as daytime temperatures soared to the high thirties. Nevertheless, it’s called the rainforest because it rains, and when it rains it pours. It’s a difficult thing to photograph, because rain and cameras don’t mix very well. This was the best shot I could get from the wimpish shelter of a leaky grass roof.





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