Nature in Peru - big and small

Nature spotted during our travels in Peru - found along the tributaries off the Amazon or during walks through villages along the mighty Amazon.

The elusive sloth - FINALLY spotted two during our travels!Upload from November 19, 2011

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One of the things I was really looking forward to seeing on my travels to the Amazon was to see the pink dolphins. Yes, we did see them but I found it hard to actually capture them with my camera. So the results were somewhat disappointing for me - this is as good as it got!  By the time I’d see them, they were already gone out of sight!

Upload from November 20, 2011

Upload from November 20, 2011A monkey- I think it’s a tamarin monkey - does anyone know for sure?

(sorry - quite blurry - had to zoom quite a bit - taken from our small boat.)  Upload from November 19, 2011

All types of birds - here are just a few that we saw.
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Upload from November 19, 2011

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No - that’s not a reflection - these are two parrots.Upload from November 19, 2011 
Upload from November 19, 2011Turtles and large fish near Nauta, Peru.Upload from November 19, 2011

Went out for a night excursion along one of the tributaries to see if we could find any caimen or nocturnal wildlife. One of our guides spotted this small caiman.Upload from November 19, 2011

And a close-up of a small caiman seen during the day.Upload from November 19, 2011

A green iguana - this one was about 3 feet in length.Upload from November 19, 2011

Another iguana.

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Another type of lizard hanging out near a sugar cane factory we visited.Upload from November 19, 2011

Small insects and other small creepy crawly things! Haven’t a clue what some of these are!Upload from November 19, 2011

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Discovered some very tiny frogs along our jungle walks.

How’s this for camouflage? Is it a frog? Is it a leaf? Not sure the name of this frog.Upload from November 19, 2011

A brown spotted frog - not sure of the name of this one either. Upload from November 19, 2011And we did manage to spot the tiny poison dart frog.Upload from November 19, 2011

 Getting a very close look a bat in the jungle!Upload from November 19, 2011

Our trek through the jungle resulted in our guide finding this praying mantis.Upload from November 19, 2011

And then there are the not-so-wild animals.

Dog in Nauta.Upload from November 19, 2011In full camouflage gear! The village duck.Upload from November 19, 2011

The village rooster speaking his mind! Did not want to mess with him!Upload from November 19, 2011

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Welcome to my travel photo blog. Photography has been a part of my life for a long time – back in the day the Pentax Super Program was always near at hand. But it wasn’t until I started travelling around the world that photography became a vehicle for me to show others about the absolutely amazing and complex world we live in. My hope is to share with you glimpses of what I’ve seen. Enjoy!

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