25 resultados para manu biosphere reserve

  • 862-08273775

    South America, Peru, Manu National Park, Cock of the rock

    Con derechos protegidos

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    Tourist boat on Lake Salvador, Manu National Park, Peru, South America

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    Giant river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis). These grow to over 6 feet (1.8m) long. They hunt in family groups and are known as river wolves. They are one of the rarest mammals on the planet due to having been hunted for their pelts. An adult male basks in the afternoon sun during the seven hours a day spent hunting for fish.

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    A family of 14 capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris). These are the world's largest rodent weighing up to 140lbs (65kg). The jaguar is their main enemy.

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    Rhinoceros beetle (megasoma elephas). The horn is used to tip over rival males. When flying their wingspan can reach six inches across.

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    Pierid butterflies. Absorb minerals from the urine of capybaras deposited on the beach half an hour previously. Minerals are extremely hard to come by in the Amazon rain forest and are sought out wherever they can be found.

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    Algae on an Amazonian oxbow lake. Over 90% of lowland forest has at one time or another been a lake or riverbed. The river bends that form oxbow lakes eventually silt up and are overgrown by swamp,bamboo and other fast growing secondary forest trees.

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    Sunset on a bend of the Upper Manu River. The rivers are the highways of the Amazon. Ecotourists riding back from a day's wildlife watching are rewarded with the sight of a tropical sky reflected on the surface.

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    Community spiders create huge webs enveloping entire trees. Here the dew drops of dawn create a fairy tale effect. The fruit are Limas,a citrus similar to a grapefruit.

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    One of many hundreds of tree frogs found within Manu National Park. Note the suckers on its feet and the large eyes for nocturnal vision.

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    A five metre long Black Caiman surfaces on an oxbow lake. Seriously endangered as a species,they were hunted nearly to extinction in the 1950's. Within park boundaries larger specimens like this one are making a comeback.

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    Overview of Manu River Manu, Peru

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    Manu River Manu, Peru

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    Redbud Trees in Forest Manu, Peru

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  • 841-07523850

    Large black cayman, Manu National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Peru, South America

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    White caiman (caiman crocodilus). Smaller of the two common South American crocodilians. Never as endangered as it's large Black relative due to the size of it's small pelt.

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    Red and green macaws (Ara chloroptera) gather in a tree at dawn before descending to a clay lick,where the minerals in the earth help neutralise the toxins given off by the plants they eat.

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    Horned Toad (Ceratophrys cornuta) . This is essentially a mouth with feet,and will eat anything smaller than itself,other toads included. Such is their camouflage that they are best found at night betrayed by eyeshine with a torch.

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    A hatchet faced tree frog (Sphaenorhynchus lacteus),one of the hundreds of species found within the park.

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    Rothschilds moth (Saturniidae Rothschidia) spreads its 8-inch (20cm) wingspan. It is one of the largest moths in the world.

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    A male Ameiva lizard ( Ameiva ameiva) follows the female seen vertically top left of the picture. His colouring matches leaf litter both long dead and recent.

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    Grass hoppers mating at night on a fern in the rainforest. The female is notably larger than the male.

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    Black caiman, Melanosuchus niger, Manu National Park, Peru

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    Butterflies sipping minerals from riverbank, Manu National Park, Peru

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  • 878-07590664

    Leaf, Manu National Park, Peru

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