Tambopata National Reserve
For 3 days I explored the Peruvian jungle in the Tambopata National Reserve. My main goal was to go to Collpa Chuncho where you can observe the beautiful macaws (large parrots) in a natural environment.
During my stay, I participated in several interesting activities. For those who are interested in a similar tour, what we can see during the stay is magnificent, but there is a lot of travel, and the time allocated for the activities is always too short. It's too compressed in time and we can't fully enjoy our stay. In addition, all activities must officially be done with a guide.
The forest during the day
The forest at night
The early night tour with the guide only lasts an hour, and everything happens too quickly. So, to take these pictures, I snuck out after everyone had gone to sleep. It took me a few hours to find these bugs and take pictures of them with a flash.
The Tambopata River - Collpa Chuncho
At dawn, we went to Collpa Chuncho, one of the few places in the world where different species of macaws gather in large numbers. The clay cliffs attract these magnificent parrots, who come to lick the walls in search of minerals.
Seeing dozens of parrots at the same time is an extraordinary sight. On the other hand, for the photos, it is not easy, because we are very far from the wall. The few photos I managed to snap were made with a lens whose focal length is equivalent to 800 mm.
The Tambopata River
After watching the macaws, we continue exploring along the river.
You can't go into the jungle without trying to catch piranha. The harvest was not very good, but we managed to catch a small piranha which we then released.
Around the lodge
Around the lodge, we could observe different species of fruits, trees and flowers cultivated by the owners of the place.