Peruvian Amazon

In a small corner of the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve in North-Eastern Peru, I spent the summer working with local scientists to increase our understanding and help manage the forest. I and the other members of our team were welcomed with unparalleled kindness. Men who had once stalked these forests as poachers, now worked as field guides. The march of deforestation and oil exploration continues, but is fought at every turn.

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9 Do’s and Don’ts for living in the Amazon

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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

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Friday Photo: Rain in the Amazon

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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..

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A small corner of the Amazon

If I were to say the word ‘rainforest’ what normally springs to mind is an endless expanse of untamed wilderness..

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Friday Photo: Adolfo

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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..

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Friday Photo: Ocelot

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One word, I think, sums up this photo: Lucky!

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Friday Photo: Amazon from above

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This was my first view of the Amazon and it didn’t disappoint. I don’t deny many of the negative headlines of deforestation and biodiversity loss, but I can happily report..

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The Invisible Amazon: Photos from remote camera traps

Whilst working in the Amazon this summer, I was privileged to be surrounded by a staggering array of wildlife. Caiman cruised the depths..

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The Jaguar

Perhaps the most Iconic image we brought home from the Amazon..

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