Category Archives: amazon river

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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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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Images of a giant- the Amazon water Lily

The Giant Amazon water lily (Victoria amazonica), is found only on the mainstream flood planes of the Amazon river and never deep into tributaries. The Amazon water lily inhabits seasonal flood plane meadows and lakes found on the very channel … 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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