May 14, 2019 - Delfin II
Today we explored a section of the reserve called Yanayacu River. We had an early breakfast and then we left on the skiff to explore the area. It was an overcast day with gentle showers, not uncommon in this region.
The gentle rain followed us during most part of the morning. This didn’t stop us from spotting lots of wildlife. We saw different species of macaws, reptiles, and the exploration through the várzea forest was spectacular. Our naturalist shared with us the survival strategies implemented by these trees, which allow them to thrive during the six months of flooding. Just amazing.
For our afternoon experience, we visited a private reserve called Amazon Natural Park. Here, after crossing a man-made lake, we reached a trail that went through a mature forest. The tall and emergent trees were home to different animals that we could hear as we walked along the trail. We arrived to an area made up of hanging bridges, and as we crossed them, we had a good perspective of the different layers of the forest.
Close to dusk, we returned to Delfin II and gathered in the lounge to share our thoughts of the day.
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