Monday, June 13, 2016

Mirador of the Yasuni

The Yasuni Biosphere Reserve was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1989. It is within the Yasuni National Park (most biologically diverse spot on Earth) and the claimed ancestral territory of the Waorani  People. Yasuni is home to two uncontacted indigenous tribes, the Tagaeri and the Taromenane.
These areas are at the center of a small zone where amphibian, bird, mammal, and vascular plant diversity all reach their maximum levels within the Western Hemisphere.



Yasuni breaks world records for local-scale (less than 100 km2) tree, amphibian, and bat species richness, and is one of the richest spots in the world for birds and mammals at local scales as well.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Best Jaguar (Panthera onca) in the Yasuni

The Jaguar (Pantherea onca) is the largest predator wandering in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador.
Check our finding in the Yasuni Trap Camera Project. Enjoy it





Amazon Horned Rain Frog

The Amazon Horned Rain Frogs is an amazing ground-dweller amphibian, with incredible criptic coloration and shape. It really melts in the rainforest floor when you are looking for them.

They feed in all kind of creatures passing by their dinning table, the Amazon Horned Rain Frog sit-and-waits for its meal to pass by, they would swallow it after using its fast-strike tongue. Millions of years of evolution right in from of our eyes!!

Enjoy our last finding..



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Amazonian Streaked Antwren

The Amazon Rainforest is home of the huge diversity of birds, antwrens are among the hard one's to be seen. However we manage to be in the right place at the right time while this couple of Amazonian Streaked Antwren were nesting in the middle of the Shiripuno River.




Monday, April 4, 2016

Amazon Wildlife: Common Orb-Web Spider

The Amazon Rainforest creatures have an amazing way to reveals us the relationship among them and ourselves with mother nature, check the amazing meal found by an Amazonian nocturnal spider. Picture this:

Nematods are always searching for a host in our case a classic katydid. Katydid flying through the forest crashed into its final destination: a series of sticky drops of spider web, the hunt was not in the menu for tonight anyway: Katydid filled with moving noodles. Think of Noodles...