A Boat Trip through the Jungle

Anna_x-country_skiing Anna on 21st June 2011 | 0 comments |

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The Tambopata river, snaking it's way through the jungle is all you could hope from a rainforest waterway; brown, murky and mysterious.  With a two and a half hour boat ride up to our jungle lodge, there was plenty of time to sit back, relax and watch the scenery. The week before I went there had been a sighting of a jaguar on the banks of the mighty river. We were not quite so lucky, but were still thrilled with what we did manage to see. 

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The white and black bird you can see is a King Vulture, a pretty rare spot in the Rainforest. The other birds are common vultures, they have been grazing on a decaying carcass.

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We saw quite a few caimans as we motored upstream, basking in the sun.

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This is a capivari, a common mammal in the rainforest that looks like an over-sized guinea pig.

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And the murkier side to jungle life. Illegal loggers taking wood down river to sell at the markets. 

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