Plantas de la selva: Vol. 10

Orchid

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Plantas de la selva: Vol. 9

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Plantas de la selva: Vol. 8

Nature's white party

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Plantas de la selva: Vol. 7

ID?

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Insect king

Long-legged


The jungle is full of big, bad bugs. Or spiders, which are generally incredibly helpful, even if they are at once dangerous.

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Una serpiente muy peligrosa!

Locally known as an equis

The equis, a common lancehead, a rather dangerous pitviper. Not sure of exact species here but it’s also known as a fer-de-lance.

Highly poisonous. Common in the Oriente around Arutam. This one found along a jungle path near a bamboo stand harvested by the Shuar.

Incredible.

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One-horse burg in the Oriente

Who needs a car?

Most “villages” in the Oriente are little more than a scattering of houses alongside the main road. Few people here have much in the way of major possessions. Large consumer goods — like cars — are almost nonexistant.

But horses, those beasts of burden, are a little more plentiful. Transportation, labor and investment, with four legs.

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Save my soul

Evangelism

As best I can tell, the Arutam Shuar community is mostly tied to traditional beliefs. That hasn’t stopped a fair growth of small, elementary churches from making in roads during an evangelical revival in Latin America. Take the highway through the jungle and every several miles you’ll likely see one of these clapboard iglesias.

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Plantas de la selva: Vol. 6

Sunlit

Vivid colors, translucent leaves; one of my favorite jungle photos.

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Roadside orchids

Beauty

It’s the Oriente. Orchids are everywhere. Even blossoming alongside the major highway that bissects the Amazon here, the Puyo-Macas road.

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