Unfortunately, I didn't see any larger animals, other than a Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger, german: Mohrenkaiman, french: Caïman noir) and a brief glimpse of an Ocelot. Here are some of the pictures of the non-avian fauna and flora of Guyana.

Pictures of birds in Guyana and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in Guyana
Bird Page for Guyana
Nature Pages
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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.


View Savanna Pacaraima Mountain
View of the savanna from Pacaraima Mountain, near Annai. (723k)
View Rainforest Turtle Mountain
View of the rainforest from Turtle Mountain, near the Iwokrama Lodge. (791k)
Rainforest Along Burro Burro
Rainforest along the Burro Burro River, near the Surama Lodge. (1012k)
Rainforest View Flowering Trees
Rainforest view with flowering trees in the distance. (1048k)
Along Essequibo River
Along the Essequibo River. (506k)
Kurupukari Falls Essequibo River
Kurupukari Falls in the Essequibo River. (852k)
Sunset Over Savanna Rock
Sunset over the savanna at the Rock View Lodge. (402k)
Kaieteur Falls
Kaieteur Falls. (825k)
Kaieteur Falls
Kaieteur Falls. (886k)
Downstream Kaieteur Falls
Downstream of the Kaieteur Falls. (777k)


Mushrooms. (796k)
Young Leaves Of Smaller
Young leaves of most of the smaller plants are red. They become green later. (1034k)
Creeping Vine Tree
Creeping vine on a tree. (1181k)
Giant Heliconias
Giant Heliconias. (1.5M)
Heliconia (Heliconia sp.)
Heliconia flower (Heliconia sp., german: Helikonien:Genus). (601k)
Flaming Sword (Vriesea splendens)
Flaming Sword (Vriesea splendens). (1092k)
Giant Bromeliad (Brocchinia micrantha)
Giant Bromeliad (Brocchinia micrantha). (1288k)
Kufa (Clusia grandiflora)
Kufa (Clusia grandiflora). (1451k)
Kufa (Clusia grandiflora)
Kufa (Clusia grandiflora) flower. (638k)
Kufa (Clusia grandiflora)
Kufa (Clusia grandiflora) fruit. (672k)
Kaieteur Sundew (Drosera kaieteurensis)
Kaieteur Sundew (Drosera kaieteurensis, german: Kaieteur Sonnentau), a carnivorous plant, endemic to the Kaieteur area. (1.5M)
Yellow Sap Oozing Root
Yellow sap oozing out of a root. It is used as glue by the local people. (1046k)
Tree Air Roots
Tree with air roots. (1417k)
Walking Palm (Socratea exorrhiza)
Walking Palm (Socratea exorrhiza, german: Wanderpalme, french: Palmier marcheur). (1446k)
Tree Lots Liana Air
Tree with lots of liana air roots. (1274k)
Sand Mora (Mora excelsa)
Sand Mora (Mora excelsa). (1154k)
Hollow Tree
Hollow tree. (1271k)
Huge Liana
Huge liana. (1407k)
Balatá Tree (Manilkara bidentata)
Balatá Tree (Manilkara bidentata, german: Balatabaum, french: Balata franc). It produces a natural rubber that is harvested. (1241k)
Liana Rotates Counterclockwise Looking
This liana rotates counterclockwise when looking up. This is unusual, most lianas turn the other way. (1443k)


Leafcutter Ants Trail
Leafcutter ants trail. (1274k)
Leafcutter Ants Colony
Leafcutter ants colony. (1103k)
Ants Note Large Soldier
Ants. Note the large soldier with the big pincers. (805k)
Ants Coming Table Surrounded
Ants were coming up on my table and surrounded spills from my juice drink. (670k)
Termites Building Covered Walkway
Termites were building a covered walkway across the road. (1123k)
Bullet Ant (Paraponera clavata)
Bullet Ant (Paraponera clavata, german: 24-Stunden-Ameise). (818k)
Ant Lion Traps
Ant lion traps. (1174k)
Tree Ants Nest
Tree with ants nest. (1213k)
Nest Black Bees
Nest of black bees. (1359k)
Termite Nest
Termite nest. (1174k)
Wax-tailed Planthopper (Pterodictya reticularis)
Wax-tailed Planthopper (Pterodictya reticularis, german: Spitzkopfzikaden). (1227k)
Actaeon Beetle (Megasoma actaeon)
Actaeon Beetle (Megasoma actaeon). (1004k)
Spider Cricket (Phalangopsidae gen.)
Spider Cricket (Phalangopsidae gen.). (841k)
Giant Red-winged Grasshopper (Tropidacris cristata)
Giant Red-winged Grasshopper (Tropidacris cristata). (954k)
Headlight Beetle (Pyrophorini gen.)
Headlight Beetle (Pyrophorini gen.) with glowing spots. It was amazing how bright its spots glowed. (943k)
Tropical Wolf Spider (Ctenus sp.)
Tropical Wolf Spider (Ctenus sp.). (769k)
Round-backed Millipede (Juliformia ord.)
Round-backed Millipede (Juliformia ord.). (807k)
Skimmer (Libellulidae gen.)
Skimmer Dragonfly (Libellulidae gen., german: Segellibellen) creating wave patterns on the water from its wing beat. (727k)
Sphinx (Eumorpha sp.)
Large Sphinx moth (Eumorpha sp.). We found it through the reflection of our search light in its eyes. (555k)
Menelaus Blue Morpho (Morpho menelaus)
Menelaus Blue Morpho butterfly (Morpho menelaus, french: Morpho bleu). (952k)
Social Caterpillars Never Seen
Social caterpillars. I have never seen anything similar. There were about 50 caterpillars huddled together. (827k)
Swarm Wasps Had Landed
A swarm of wasps had landed on a bush in front of my room. A few minutes later they took off again. (784k)
Slender-legged Tree Frog (Osteocephalus sp.)
Slender-legged Tree Frog (Osteocephalus sp.). (807k)
Smoky Jungle Frog (Leptodactylus pentadactylus)
Smoky Jungle Frog (Leptodactylus pentadactylus). (685k)
Antilles Leaf-toed Gecko (Hemidactylus palaichthus)
Antilles Leaf-toed Gecko (Hemidactylus palaichthus). (502k)
Peter's Lava Lizard (Tropidurus hispidus)
Peter's Lava Lizard (Tropidurus hispidus). (758k)
Giant Ameiva (Ameiva ameiva)
Giant Ameiva (Ameiva ameiva, german: Grüne Ameive, french: Ameive commun). (968k)
Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)
Green Iguana (Iguana iguana, german: Grüner Leguan, french: Iguane vert). (925k)
Giant South American Turtle (Podocnemis expansa)
Giant South American Turtle (Podocnemis expansa, french: Arrau). (597k)
Red-footed Tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonarius)
Red-footed Tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonarius, german: Köhlerschild­kröte, french: Tortue charbonnière à pattes rouges). (799k)
Red-rumped Agouti (Dasyprocta leporina)
Red-rumped Agouti (Dasyprocta leporina, french: Agouti doré). (730k)
Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger)
Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger, german: Mohrenkaiman, french: Caïman noir). (636k)
Black Caiman
Black Caiman. (318k)
Dwarf Little Fruit Bat (Rhinophylla pumilio)
Dwarf Little Fruit Bat (Rhinophylla pumilio). (659k)
Red-faced Spider Monkey (Ateles paniscus)
Red-faced Spider Monkey (Ateles paniscus, german: Rotgesichtklammer­affe, french: Singe-araignée commun) with a baby on her back. (789k)
Guyanan Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta macconnelli)
Guyanan Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta macconnelli, german: Guyana-Brüllaffe, french: Singe hurleur roux). (1073k)

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