Casual Forest and Nauta Creek

Mar 13, 2020 - Delfin II


We woke up to a beautiful sunrise over the Marañon River. After breakfast, we were outfitted with rubber boots for a hike in the jungle. After a short skiff ride, we entered the rainforest for a beautiful hike in Casual Forest, where we saw an abundance of fascinating creatures. There were two different poison arrow frogs, a giant monkey frog, and a huge tarantula, among others. On the way back to the landing we walked through the “rainforest mall” where locals go to sell their crafts.

When we got back onboard, the photo team put together a lightroom demo and the bartender taught a pisco sour masterclass. After lunch (and siesta), Denis, one of our naturalists, presented a talk on the future of the Amazon.

In the afternoon we took the skiffs up Nauta Creek and saw a harpy eagle, a lemon throated barbet, a great potoo, a plum throated codinga and night monkeys.

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Aaron Raymond

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

R. Aaron Raymond started his career as an underwater photographer, which blossomed from his love of the ocean. He grew up on a sailboat diving for abalone off the coast of California. He loves to photograph landscapes, nature, and wildlife—anything that allows him to capture fleeting moments and showcase the interaction of light and the natural world. Aaron has photographed life on all sides of the planet, from the depths of Madagascar’s oceans to the heights of the Himalayas, which he crested at 18,500 feet via motorcycle. 

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