Jul 07, 2018 - Delfin II
Early morning we left Delfin II, our floating home in the Amazon, to explore by skiff another of the tributaries of the main river called Supay. Hardly any clouds in the sky this morning, it promised to be a dry morning in the rainforest. Very soon, as they always do, our naturalists and skiff drivers started to find and show us -- seemingly out of nowhere -- several birds and animals that they found concealed in the dense forest foliage. It never ceases to amaze me... “how did they see it?!” Pigmy marmosets, toucans, macaws, tanagers, flycatchers and more.
Upon returning for a fantastic and well-earned breakfast, Delfin II repositioned to another location along the upper Amazon River.
After lunch and optional siesta, for the later part of the afternoon we explored some more of an area called Yarapa. By combining skiff-rides and walking, we got to see many more of the animals that the naturalists magically found for us. But perhaps the main event today were the iconic giant lily pads. Amazon giant lilies are truly one of the most representative plants of this area. They’re perfectly engineered by nature, their structure and sheer size really make them something unique, something that could only come from a place like the Amazon where we find other giants, such as giant river otters, giant anacondas, etc.
Indeed, a perfect way to end our expedition to one of the fantastic places on our planet.
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