The Andes Mountains can be seen from the Tambopata
Riding in canoes is an experience that is not just for the sake of transportation. It also provides an incredible opportunity to see and photograph wildlife.
Here's a list of some of the more notable animals we've seen in the last few months:
- Giant Anteater
- Red Howler Monkey
- Harpy Eagle
- Black-and-White Hawk Eagle
- Red Brocket Deer
Why can we see so much amazon wildlife while on a boat? A few reasons. Many animals, like jaguars, rest by the river, providing an excellent opportunity to photograph them. Also, virtually all mammals in the rainforest can swim and tend to cross the river on occasion, so you can even find a sloth slowly making its way across!
What's that log in the water?
It's a giant anteater swimming!
Image by John Hannaford.
Also, many animals aren't sure how to interpret seeing a boat- while a jaguar may hide from you when you're on foot, they typically don't interpret you as a threat when you're in a boat. This works great for us, because it allows plenty of time to get the perfect photo!
Jaguar seen along the river from a boat.
Image by Liz Paipay.
- Go on a river boat in the rainforest with a trained guide: They have the eagle eye so you can get the best of the journey. To practice, download your Amazon Rainforest Animal identification guide and the beautiful illustrated plate of Amazon mammals.
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- And of course, when you travel to the Amazon you know who to chat with. We will help you get here.