The Amazon basin is spectacular for wildlife. Unfortunately, I only had a small point-and-shoot camera with me, it was my first trip to a more exotic destination, so I don't have more interesting pictures.

Many of the nature pictures are from the visit to the Marashá Reserve during my trip to Colombia.

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Nature in Perú

Jungle Along Amazon River
Jungle along the Amazon river. (783k)
Jungle Along Amazon River
Jungle along the Amazon river. (1065k)
Walking Palm (Socratea exorrhiza)
Walking Palm (Socratea exorrhiza, german: Wanderpalme, french: Palmier marcheur). (1264k)
Rain Forest
Rain forest. (960k)
Rainbow Over Flood Lake
Rainbow over a flood lake connected to the Amazon. (We were fishing for Piranhas in that lake). (860k)
Swollen Amazon Trees Floating
Swollen Amazon with trees floating downriver. The Amazon rises in the rainy season by 10-15 m (30-49 ft) and is filled with floating trees. (563k)
Sunset Over Amazon
Sunset over the Amazon. (584k)
Flooded Rain Forest Halfway
Flooded rain forest. I was there halfway through the rainy season. The river had already risen by 6 m (20 ft). It would rise another 6 m (20 ft) or so. (1380k)
Root System Flooded Amazon
Root system. It will be flooded as the Amazon rises further during the rainy season. (1128k)
Forest Clear-cut Big Problem
Forest clear-cut. This is a big problem in the Amazon basin. (1094k)
Liana Rain Forest Lianas
Liana in the rain forest. Some of these lianas contain large amounts of drinkable water in their porous wood. Our guide cut of a piece of a liana about 60 cm (24") long. You can drink from it like from a water jug. (873k)
Mushrooms
Mushrooms. (1445k)
Sensitive Pea (Chamaecrista glandulosa)
Sensitive Pea (Chamaecrista glandulosa), yellow flowers, and unknown pink flower. (1027k)
Heliconia (Heliconia sp.)
Heliconia sp. (german: Helikonien:Genus) in the rain forest. (1330k)
Heliconia (Heliconia sp.)
Heliconia sp. (german: Helikonien:Genus) in the rain forest. (643k)
Heliconia Flowers Rain Forest
Heliconia flowers in the rain forest. (657k)
Giant Water Lily (Victoria amazonica)
Giant Water Lilies (Victoria amazonica, german: Amazonas-Riesenseerose, french: Victoria d'Amazonie). Some of them were almost 2 m (7 ft) in diameter. (1089k)
Termite Nest Quite Different
Termite nest. These are quite different from what you see in Africa. These termites build cement tubes along the tree as walkways. (1120k)
Praying Mantis (Macromantis hyalina)
Praying Mantis (Macromantis hyalina). It is well camouflaged in the center of the picture in thread posture. (1284k)
Peruvian Pinktoe Tarantula (Avicularia juruensis)
Peruvian Pinktoe Tarantula (Avicularia juruensis). (790k)
Round-backed Millipede (Juliformia ord.)
Round-backed Millipede (Juliformia ord.). You can see the wave-like motion of his feet. (1020k)
Small Frog
Small frog. (1004k)
Boa constrictor (Boa constrictor)
Red-tailed Boa (Boa constrictor, german: Abgottschlange, french: Boa constricteur). (1194k)
Several Species Dolphins Amazon
There are several species of dolphins in the Amazon. They are generally almost blind, since the water is usually too full of sediment to see anything. They orient themselves with echo location. There is a dolphin in the picture in the center, unfortunately without a telephoto lens I couldn't get a better picture. (1180k)
Valley Andes
Valley in the Andes. (996k)
Yellow Pink Flowers Machu
Yellow and pink flowers on Machu Picchu. I walked down from Machu Picchu to the hotel near the train station. On the way down I saw many orchids and other flowers. (1134k)
Flowering Grass Machu Picchu
Flowering grass on Machu Picchu. (897k)
Flowers Machu Picchu
Flowers on Machu Picchu. (1.5M)
Flowers Machu Picchu
Flowers on Machu Picchu. (1398k)
Flowers Machu Picchu
Flowers on Machu Picchu. (1210k)
Flowers Machu Picchu
Flowers on Machu Picchu. (1110k)
Flowers Machu Picchu
Flowers on Machu Picchu. (1119k)
Lupines Machu Picchu
Lupines on Machu Picchu. (1038k)
Orchids Machu Picchu
Orchids on Machu Picchu. (1137k)
Flowers Machu Picchu
Flowers on Machu Picchu. (1390k)
Llama (Lama glama)
Llamas on Machu Picchu (Lama glama, german: Lama, french: Lama). (1398k)

Marashá Reserve

Amazon Rainforest
Amazon rainforest. (959k)
Flooded Rainforest During Rainy
Flooded rainforest. During the rainy season large areas of the rainforest are flooded. The only transportation is by boat. (1382k)
Sunset Amazon
Sunset in the Amazon. (528k)

Flora in the Marashá Reserve

White Spots Fungus Everywhere
The white spots are a fungus. They were everywhere. (951k)
Mushrooms
Mushrooms. (1103k)
Flower
Flower. (802k)
Epiphyte
Epiphyte. (1400k)
Large Seeds Liana
Large seeds on a liana. (1081k)
Large Tree Fruits
Large tree fruits. (1010k)
Giant Water Lily (Victoria amazonica)
Giant Water Lily (Victoria amazonica, german: Amazonas-Riesenseerose, french: Victoria d'Amazonie) with flower. (905k)
Giant Water Lily (Victoria amazonica)
Flower of the Giant Water Lily (Victoria amazonica, german: Amazonas-Riesenseerose, french: Victoria d'Amazonie). (747k)
Giant Water Lily (Victoria amazonica)
Second day flower of the Giant Water Lily (Victoria amazonica, german: Amazonas-Riesenseerose, french: Victoria d'Amazonie), turning purple. (849k)
Strangler Fig Process Enveloping
Strangler Fig in the process of enveloping a tree. (1231k)
Capinuri (Maquira coriacea)
Capinuri (Maquira coriacea). (1241k)
Maraja Palm (Bactris maraja)
Maraja Palm (Bactris maraja). (1285k)
Maraja Palm (Bactris maraja)
Maraja Palm fruits (Bactris maraja). (961k)
Urucuri Palm (Attalea phalerata)
Urucuri Palm (Attalea phalerata). (1030k)
Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra)
Young Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra, german: Kapokbaum, french: Arbre à kapok) with characteristic conical spines. (849k)
Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra)
Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra, german: Kapokbaum, french: Arbre à kapok), the largest tree in the forest. (1052k)
Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra)
Base of the Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra, german: Kapokbaum, french: Arbre à kapok). (1144k)

Fauna in the Marashá Reserve

Ants Nest
Ants nest. (1149k)
Ants Nest
Ants nest. (1185k)
Centris Bee (Centris sp.)
Centris Bee (Centris sp.). (746k)
Orb Weaver Spider (Alpaida veniliae)
Orb Weaver Spider (Alpaida veniliae). (758k)
Tailless Whip Scorpion (Heterophrynus longicornis)
Tailless Whip Scorpion (Heterophrynus longicornis). (1171k)
Millipedes Tree
Millipedes on a tree. (983k)
Platyrhacidae (Platyrhacidae gen.)
Millipedes on a tree (Platyrhacidae gen.). (854k)
Platyrhacidae (Platyrhacidae gen.)
Millipede on a tree (Platyrhacidae gen.). (874k)
Cricket (Ensifera fam.)
Colorful Cricket (Ensifera fam., german: Langfühlerschrecken, french: Ensifères) on a Giant Water Lily flower. (705k)
Flame-tailed Pondhawk (Erythemis peruviana)
Flame-tailed Pondhawk (Erythemis peruviana). (1349k)
Humboldt's Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri cassiquiarensis)
Humboldt's Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri cassiquiarensis, german: Humboldt-Totenkopfaffe). (516k)
Humboldt's Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri cassiquiarensis)
Humboldt's Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri cassiquiarensis, german: Humboldt-Totenkopfaffe). (765k)
Colombian White-faced Capuchin (Cebus capucinus)
Colombian White-faced Capuchins (Cebus capucinus, german: Weißschulter-Kapuzineraffe, french: Sapajou capucin). (823k)
Tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis)
Tucuxis or Grey River Dolphins, (Sotalia fluviatilis, german: Amazonas-Sotalia, french: Tucuxi). (449k)

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