Saturday, April 30, 2011

Peru - Day 13 Part I - Wildlife Watching on the Amazon

We were in the boat by 6:30 am this morning to do some wildlife watching. We took a john boat so we could have an unobstructed view and go to places the bigger boat didn't fit well. Most of the photos were taken with my telephone lens, but a some of the non-wildlife shots were taken by Sigrid with her little Canon. Using a 320mm lens hand held in a rocking boat with 10 other people had its challenges even with image stablization, but if you take enough photos and do a good job of holding your breath, you get a few fairly good shots. Paul told us the names and characteristics of all the birds, but I don't remember enough to post it.

I do know that this is an iguana in the tree.

He was bashful and hide his face behind a leaf.

When you are out in the middle of the river in a small boat, you really have to look out for the trees that are sometimes bigger than the boat. Our boat captains were all very experienced and had no problems.

Getting back to the resort before we head out again after breakfast.

Lots of horsepower available on the fast boats.

Pink dolphin watching next.

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