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Phil Torres

Phil Torres
Phil Torres is a biologist and science communicator based in New York City who is currently working on projects all over the globe as a television host, photographer, and science educator.

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The Greatest Hawk? The Great Black Hawk

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2013 5:11:00 PM / by Phil Torres posted in Tambopata wildlife, Amazon, Bird

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The Great Black Hawk, Buteogallus urubitinga, is one of the many birds of prey in the peruvian rainforest of Tambopata you will very likely see while boating up the river to the lodges.

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How Many Tapirs Visited This Claylick In 24 Hours ?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2013 6:00:00 AM / by Phil Torres posted in conservation, claylick, science, tapir, clay, mammals, night

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recent study on the Tambopata region showed that we are truly in a Tapir paradise, with numbers that have recovered from any hunting or habitat disturbance of the past due to well protected habitat over these last few decades.

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This UNBELIEVABLE Moth Cocoon

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 9, 2013 10:00:00 AM / by Phil Torres posted in moth cocoon, natural history

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While Destin from Smarter Every Day was visiting us here in Tambopata, we came across one of the most incredible examples of art in nature we've ever seen, a cocoon of an urodid moth.

Check out his video on the discovery,  and look for the high-resolution images below:

 

 

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Birding in the Rainforest, Without Even Leaving the Lodges

[fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2013 10:00:00 AM / by Phil Torres posted in amazon lodge, refugio, toucanet, motmot

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For us that work at Rainforest Expeditions, there are at times days when we're too busy working to get the chance to step out into the marvelous forest around us. But that doesn't mean nature disappoints, it often does quite the opposite and surprises us with close encounters and fantastic photo opportunities.

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Scarlet Macaw Genome Sequenced

[fa icon="calendar'] May 16, 2013 1:00:00 PM / by Phil Torres posted in scarlet macaw, research, macaw

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The Bridal Veil Mushroom (Phallus indusiatus)

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 16, 2013 10:30:00 PM / by Phil Torres posted in rainforest, Bridal veil mushroom, Tambopata, mushrooms

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