Jeff Cremer is an award-winning wildlife photographer who has been based in the Peruvian Amazon in a place called Tambopata for the past six years

 

Impressed by the stunning beauty and abundant photographic opportunities in Latin America he lived in Costa Rica and Colombia before moving to Peru.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

 

  • Worlds Largest Atlas - Jeff's work has been displayed in galleries around the world and published in numerous books and magazines. Two of his gigapixel photographs were recently published in “EARTH Platinum Edition”, the world’s largest atlas. Each page spread of this limited edition book measures a breathtaking 6 feet x 9 feet (1.8m x 2.7m). Only 31 copies will be printed and will retail for $100,000 a copy.

 

  • 16 Gigapixel Machu Picchu - He also holds the record for the largest photo ever taken in Peru: a huge 22,000 megapixel panorama of the Miraflores district of Lima as well as the largest photo ever taken of Machu Picchu weighing in at 16,000 megapixels. The image can be seen at www.gigapixelperu.com

  • Strange, Weird and Cool - The Amazing Wildlife Of The Amazon Jungle - Jeff spent 6 years as a wildlife photographer in the Peruvian Amazon and published a photography book showing all the amazing creatures he discovered there. 

 

DISCOVERIES AND EXPEDITIONS:

 

Predatory Glow Worm - A mysterious glowing worm was discovered lighting up the soil in the Peruvian rainforest.

 

Butterflies Drinking Turtle Tears - Deep in the western Amazon rainforest, live butterflies drink turtle tears. That sounds like a line straight out of a fantasy novel, but it’s one hundred percent real life! It’s an unusual sight – swarms of butterflies flocking at the eyes of yellow-spotted river turtles, trying to get a sip. The poor turtles keep ducking or swatting, but the butterflies persist until they’ve had their fill.

 

Decoy Spider - A spider decoy built by a real spider (at the top of the decoy) in Peru. 

 

Web Tower Structure - Something in the Peruvian Amazon was found making weird, intricate structuresthat resemble white picket fences surrounding an Isengard-like spire.

 

Baby Harpy Eagle - Photographing the largest eagle in the world is difficult by itself but photographing the chick is the jungle equivalent of seeing a unicorn.

 

Searching for Uncontacted Tribes - Arranged a journey with National Geographic to one of the most remote and controversial area of the amazon to look for the "Nomole" a group of uncontacted tribes being threatened by logging, illegal gold mining and a controversial road being built at the tribes doorstep. 

 

Appearances:

 

  • Rainforest Expeditions Youtube Chanel

  • Smarter Every Day Youtube Channel

  • BBC Weird World

  • EarthTouch News Podcast

  • Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

  • Multiple appearances on national television and radio in Peru.

 

His work has also been featured in:

 

  • Wired Magazine

  • National Geographic

  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not

  • NBC News

  • Yahoo News

  • Huffington Post

  • London Telegraph

  • Techbang

  • Toronto Sun

  • as well as others

 

Want to Learn More? Check out my AMA on Reddit: IamA wildlife photographer in the Peruvian Amazon. I've found all sorts of cool stuff, most recently a predatory glow worm. AMA!