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Boa catches tayra near Otorongo lodge

Last June, I was gardening at my home in Oran when I heard a bone chilling scream coming from the forest just behind the lodge. I immediately ran into the forest to investigate what had made the sound. After about … Continue reading

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Tamandua anteater caught on video by guest

I would like to thank Michelle Lam who visited earlier this year for posting this video. They were on excursion upstream Amazon River from Otorongo lodge when they spotted this beautiful tamandua eating the fire ants from a cecropia tree.

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Charapa Ishpa – flooding event coincides with turtle hatching

Its the end of our low water season here on the Amazon River near Iquitos Peru. This means the tributaries from the distant foothills of the Andes Mountains are swelling with rainwater and start their rush to the main trunk … Continue reading

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Sweet Curaray Peacock bass!

I’ve just returned from a 14 day Sport fishing trip up the famous Curaray River. Curaray river is shared by Peru and Equador being a main tributary of the Napo river which eventually ends roughly two hundred miles downstream in … Continue reading

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Giant black Pacu caught

Colossoma macroponum – Black pacu- Tamabaqui(Brazil) Gamitama (Peru) This incredible specimen was captured on rod an reel from the banks of the Amazon River near the village of Oran, lower Amazon River Peru. Angler Anthony Giardenelli was taking advantage of … Continue reading

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Amazon river level drops, good news for fisherman, bad news for fish

As expected , the worlds largest river has begun its downward cycle to the lowest levels of the year until spiking up again with the seasonal rainfalls in the headwaters. You may note a leveling off for several days, these … Continue reading

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Amazon Sportfishing outfitter

Owner and top fishing guide Anthony Giardenelli

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