Monthly Archives: April 2013

Pink dolphin observation with Otorongo expeditions

The pink and gray river dolphins abound in our area of the Amazon River downstream from Iquitos. Some are so bold that they even slap their tails underneath the boat while we are watching. we even have our secret tactics … Continue reading

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Brave traveler photographs 15 foot Anaconda in flooded forest near Otorongo Expeditions jungle lodge

On the 22nd of April 2013, Jill Elaine Roche , a brave American traveller set off with her local guides to explore an extensive varzea or flooded forest by wooden canoe. They were sneaking in amongst the trees leaving no … Continue reading

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Amazon River flooding this year “not so bad”

I had a very bad feeling about this years flood. I took the necessary precautions but thankfully it seems as though the Amazon River at Iquitos has reached its max for the year. The river may play within a few … Continue reading

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Ode to the glittering throated emerald hummingbird

This is one of the most common hummingbirds that we find around our lodge. Due to the concentration of flowers that they absolutely love they happen to haclose to the house so the babies and adults are quite tame. They … Continue reading

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Variety of mammals use trails close to Otorongo jungle lodge

In the mix of primary and secondary forest just fifty yards to the east of the Otorongo jungle lodge, lies some heavily travelled wildlife trails that for the most part go un noticed to the untrained eye. It is easy … Continue reading

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Tamandua photos taken by trail camera 50 yards from Otorongo jungle lodge

This fine specimen of blonde Amazonian tamandua was passing by my trail camera just before midnight last week. Six photos were taken but I only put the two best. The camera was located on a heavy travelled wildlife trail only … Continue reading

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