Amazon Adventure Begins

Jungle Discovery - our home for eight days on the Amazon River leaving from Iquitos. 27 passengers from all over the world + crew. Two skiffs (smaller boats) used for sightseeing with which we’d travel down the smaller tributaries where the riverboat could not travel.Upload from September 18, 2011Spacious rooms. Upload from September 18, 2011

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 Heading out from port in Iquitos on Itaya River towards the nearby Amazon RIver.Upload from September 18, 2011Approaching the Amazon in the background - note the muddy brown water of the fast flowing Amazon.Upload from September 18, 2011The dark waters of the Itaya mix with the muddy brown Amazon. Upload from September 18, 2011Along the banks of the Amazon, we soon see signs of life in the jungle! Stairs are often carved into the clay embankments leading to a village beyond.Upload from September 18, 2011Boats of every shape and size dot the shores of the Amazon.Upload from September 18, 2011About four hours since leaving Iquitos - passing by a larger village along the Amazon.

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Upload from September 18, 2011Villagers will often operate river taxis such as this docked boat.  Upload from September 18, 2011Home along the Amazon. Upload from September 18, 2011Treated to a full moon at dusk on my first day ever on the Amazon! Upload from September 18, 2011A skiff slowly makes its way back to the riverboat Jungle Discovery docked upstream. Smoke from a nearby village drifts out over the Amazon.Upload from September 18, 2011Over 7300 kms from home and enjoying an amazing sunset on my first day out on the Amazon. Such beauty!Upload from September 18, 2011Taking a quiet moment to enjoy this Amazon sunset!Upload from September 18, 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!