Back from the Amazon, Peru…

Dec 22, 2009

Wow, what an amazing journey. Not only did I see some amazing natural sights in the Peruvian Amazon, but also made some great new friends. I have so many photos to go through that it's going to take me a bit, especially amidst the holidays. I'll try and post a few as I go.

Me on a sweaty jungle trek!

Dendrobates_reticulatus My ultimate score!!! Poison Dart Frog, Dendrobates reticulatus. Very hard to find and photograph! I believe this species is only native to the small area around the part of NE Peru where I was staying. So exciting.

Tree1 Just one of the many beautiful and huge trees. Home to so many epiphytes such as bromeliads, philodendrons, orchids and ferns. Lovely!

Helliconia Striking Helliconia. They were everywhere.


I'm officially obsessed with the fungi of the Peruvian rain forest. There is so much diversity. Every time I looked I found a new one! So beautiful.


Me and my new boyfriend Jose...LOL

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Paige Worthy
Dec 22, 2009
3:56 pm

Welcome back, Leslie! Great photos — can’t wait to hear more.

Dec 22, 2009
11:44 pm

The PDF looks like a jewel.

Dec 23, 2009
5:49 pm

Wow! Those fungi, they look like flowers.

Harper Cosper
Sep 15, 2011
3:19 pm

The frog is magnificent! Little things in this world are truly amazing and thrilling, just like these fungi. They look like white flowers in full blossom. Sometimes, little things can capture the eyes with their detail and color. =)

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