The beautiful sunset at the end of our trip leaves wonderful memories of the Ecuador Amazon
These butterfly species are known colloquially as Owl butterflies, due to the owl-like false eyes, and the feathery appearance of the underside wings.
The soft colors of a blue Amazon basin sky are reflected in a serene lake
A nice pose from the Stink Bird with detail of the feathers and the colorful plume
A butterfly creates a nice glowing contrast against the background
The Greater Ani is sometimes referred to as the Black Cuckoo. The Greater Ani is about 48 cm (19 in) long and weighs 170 g (6 oz). The adult is mainly blue-glossed black, with a long tail, massive ridged black bill, and a white iris.
A setting sun creates golden hues in the sky and reflections in the lake
This colorful lizard hides among the foliage of plants in the Amazon jungle
The Hoatzin (stink bird), shown here spreading its wings, is a species of tropical bird found in swamps and mangrove of the Amazon and the Orinoco delta in South America.
The Malachite (Siproeta stelenes) is a neotropical brush-footed butterfly. The malachite has large wings that are black and brilliant green or yellow-green on the upper sides and light brown and olive green on the undersides. It is named for the mineral malachite, which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly’s wings.
A couple of birds sitting on the branch of a dead tree nicely silhouetted against a blue sky with fluffy clouds
A blending of colors in the jungle
The Greater Ani (Crotophaga major) is a large bird in the cuckoo family. It is a breeding species from Panama and Trinidad through tropical South America to northern Argentina.
The Hoatzin is notable for having chicks that possess claws on two of their wing digits. The alternative name of “stinkbird” is derived from the bird’s manure-like odor, caused by its digestive system
The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), also known as the Stinkbird, is a species of tropical bird found in swamps, riparian forest and mangrove of the Amazon and the Orinoco delta in South America.
Photographically capturing tarantulas at night in the deep jungle
An unusual cloud formation in the Ecuadorian Amazon
A pair of butterflies feed on a banana at the sanctuary at Sacha Lodge
The symmetrical patterns on this butterfly are interesting
The sunset reflects beautifully on a lake in the Ecuadorian Amazon