Whether walking through the rainforest, exploring small blackwater creeks by skiff, paddling a kayak with river dolphins, or walking amongst the canopy of the forest, our first full day in the Upper Amazon of Peru was exciting. We enjoyed charismatic species such as monkeys, pink river dolphins, and sloths, as well as tiny frogs, huge spiders, and little kingfishers. As we returned to Delfin II, a gorgeous sunset left us thinking ahead to tomorrow.
Casual and Amazonas
On our last full day exploring the Upper Amazon, the namesake of this area made its presence felt with lots of rain in the rainforest. Sheets of rain fell last night, obliterating the view of the shore across the river less than a mile away. It’s this rain that feeds the tributary rivers and is such a critical part of the rainforest cycle of life. Fortunately, it let up this morning, and we were able to do our walk in the protected forest area of Casual with an occasional drip from above. Our findings included the Goliath tarantula, a rosy-tailed boa, and a couple of poison dart frogs that looked like they were wearing colorful Freddy Mercury tights. The images tell the story of our forest findings and the community that calls this magnificent place home.