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.
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.