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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!
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!
A 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.)
All types of birds - here are just a few that we saw.
No - that’s not a reflection - these are two parrots.
Turtles and large fish near Nauta, Peru.
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.
And a close-up of a small caiman seen during the day.
A green iguana - this one was about 3 feet in length.
Another type of lizard hanging out near a sugar cane factory we visited.
Small insects and other small creepy crawly things! Haven’t a clue what some of these are!
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.
A brown spotted frog - not sure of the name of this one either. And we did manage to spot the tiny poison dart frog.
Getting a very close look a bat in the jungle!
Our trek through the jungle resulted in our guide finding this praying mantis.
And then there are the not-so-wild animals.
Dog in Nauta.In full camouflage gear! The village duck.
The village rooster speaking his mind! Did not want to mess with him!