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35 Awesome Photos of Rainforest Animals and Wildlife

[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 14, 2014 9:00:00 PM / by Jeff Cremer

Lucas Bustamante recently visited our lodges in Tambopata, Peru for a few weeks and took these incredible photos of Amazon rainforest wildlife.   

Lucas is a passionate biologist and wildlife photographer from Ecuador. For seven years now, he has been dedicated to documenting Ecuador's biodiversity, particularly reptiles and amphibians. Lucas has lead innumerable field trips and workshops. He also has written several articles and books about tropical ecology and herpetology. 

Lucas' photographic work has been featured in National Geographic, Anima Mundi, Discovery Channel and many other magazines.

Enjoy!

 

Reptiles & Amphibians

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Two-Striped Forest-Pitviper (Bothriopsis bilineata)

 

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 Black-Eyed Monkey-Frog (Phyllomedusa camba)

 

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Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger)

 

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 Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger)

 

Scarlet Macaws

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Primates

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 Red Howler Monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) Playing

 

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  Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus)

 

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 Saddleback tamarin (Saguinus fuscicollis)

 

ardilla.jpgBlack-capped squirrel monkey (Saimiri boliviensis)

 

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 Toppin's titi monkey (Callicebus toppini)

 

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 Black spider monkey (Ateles chamek)

 

Giant River Otters

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 Alert giant river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) in an oxbow lake.

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A giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) calling.

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A family of giant river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis).

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Giant river otters swimming (Pteronura brasiliensis).

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Giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) basking.

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Giant river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) resting.

 

Other Mammals

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Jaguar (Panthera onca) Swimming In The Tambopata River

 

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A Jaguar (Panthera onca) Getting Out Of The River

 

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A rare photo of a tapir (Tapirus terrestris)

 

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White-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari)

 

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Capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) swimming in the Tamboapta River

 

More Amazon Rainforest Wildlife & Landscapes

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A group of cattle egrets (Bubulcus ibis)

 

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Sunrise Over The Jungle

 

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The Sky Reflected In The Water Of An Oxbow Lake

 

buhos_LucasB.jpgBurrowing Owls At The Tambopata Research Center

 

 

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An Oxbow Lake

 

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Boats Parked At The Tambopata Research Center

 

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Puddling Butterflies

 

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Tambopata River At Sunset

 

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Tambopata River At Sunset (2)

 

 

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