Nauta Caño

Nov 02, 2019 - Delfin II

Today is our last full day exploring the Amazon tributaries.  One might think that you have “seen it all” this late in our explorations.  Oh, you can be so wrong sometimes.  The rat snake swimming across the creek at Nauta Caño was certainly a surprise, the tree with three monk saki monkeys was an unexpected pleasure, and the gentleman we found neck deep in the water with his son in a nearby canoe was a curious find.  The gentleman was diving for armored catfish eggs.  The catfish digs a hole in the muddy bank and then lays eggs in the burrow.

We have seen a lot, and gathered many memories of a place with diverse resources and local people that are resilient, resourceful and knowledgeable about their surroundings.  We can only hope the rest of the world sees this place as more than a resource for exploitation, it is a place called home as well.

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Linda Burback

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Linda and her Air Force family moved extensively throughout the U.S. when she was a child. Linda continues to travel and explore a broader spectrum of the world as a naturalist with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. Linda earned her B.Sc. in horticulture from the University of Arizona in 1985 and worked with this degree in the commercial cactus industry for sixteen years.

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