Photography Highlights

 

Participants have the opportunity to experience a wide range of shooting locations and encounter a variety of wildlife:

Riverbanks and Trails

 

While enroute to the different lodges photographers can spot a great variety of wildlife. Jungle trails are also packed with wildlife for photographers to document:

 

  • Capybara

  • Peccary

  • Tapir

  • Ant Eaters

  • Jaguar

  • Giant Armadillos

 

Lots of Monkeys:

 

  • Capuchin

  • Spider Monkeys

  • Red Howler Monkeys

 

Macaw Clay Lick

 

On most clear mornings of the year dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large river bank in a raucous and colorful spectacle which inspired a National Geographic cover story. Discretely located hundred meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active. If the river is not swollen, thereby reducing the effective beach area, photographers should have plenty of opportunities to shoot the typical clay lick photographs from distances of 50-100 meters.

 

30 Meter Look-out Tower

 

A thirty minute walk through the jungle takes us to this 30 meter tall tower, which will add a whole new dimension to our Amazon birding experience: the forest canopy. We will wait for a canopy mixed flock to appear.

 

The mixed flock is mostly about tanagers:

 

  • Paradise Tanager

  • Green-and-gold Tanager

  • Flame-crested Tanager

  • Turqoise Tanager

  • Opal- rumped Tanagerand others

 

The tower also offers good opportunity for:

 

  • Cream-colored Woodpecker

  • Gilded Barbet

  • Plum-throated Cotinga

  • Striolated Puffbird

 

Macaws and toucans are seen flying against the horizon, including:

 

  • Chestnut-eared

  • Lettered Emerald

  • Curl-crested

  • Brown-mandibled Aracaries

 

We will see lonely raptors riding the thermals. This is your best chance for hawk-eagles and maybe even harpy!

 

Tres Chimbadas Ox Bow Lake

 

Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from our Posada Amazonas lodge. Once there we will explore the lake in a catamaran. We will have the chance to see: The resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) CaimanHoatzin birdsHorned screamers

 

Night Photography

 

  • Our night walks are great for photographing insects and frogs. We may be able to find: Leaf mimicking grasshoppers

  • Shiny green tree frogs

  • Bizarre horned frogs

  • Praying mantis

  • Huge toads

  • Tarantula

  • Scorpion spiders

  • Cicadas