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Many of the local people had once been hunters, regaling us with stories of their fearsome face-to-face encounters with the Jaguar.
A spotlight burst into life, momentarily panning across the far bank, before returning us to darkness. Adolfo slipped the blade of his hand carved hardwood paddle into molasses coloured water, adjusting the course of our dugout canoe with precision developed over a lifetime plying these waters.
Have you ever heard of the 'Big 5'? Supposedly the five African animals most difficult and dangerous to hunt on foot. Unfortunately, it's more a marketing term aimed at tourists than anything else.
Chester Carr, a friend of mine from the Amazon has put together a great little video of our time there last year, it's well worth a look.
There's lots of fish in the Amazon. One with perhaps the most impressive reputation is the Piranha. To bust a popular myth, no they're not..
I've barely scratched the surface of rainforest living, with two expeditions adding up to only a couple of months. Nevertheless the learning curve was huge
If I were to say the word ‘rainforest’ what normally springs to mind is an endless expanse of untamed wilderness..
Without the help and support of local field guides, our work in the Amazon simply could not have happened. This is Adolfo, aged 64, he comes from a village on the edge of the Pacaya-Samiria reserve..
One word, I think, sums up this photo: Lucky!
Whilst working in the Amazon this summer, I was privileged to be surrounded by a staggering array of wildlife. Caiman cruised the depths..
Perhaps the most Iconic image we brought home from the Amazon..