We continued with our expedition in the Upper Amazon, admiring the beauty of the vast rainforest and the astonishing diversity of lifeforms. The number of species of trees you can find in a patch of forest together with the biodiversity and size of birds and insects is incredible. This morning before breakfast we explored Dorado River and the forest along the riverbank. As we explored, we found parrots flying, foraging and making their unmistakable calls. A lot of the trees are currently bearing fruit, which makes it much more common to find troops of monkeys—but this morning we found the uncommon. It was a troop of squirrel monkeys together with saddleback tamarins, relaxing and eating right in front of us! There were also flocks of cormorants and great egrets flying above us. In the trees close to the river, we had black-collared hawks waiting for the right moment to catch fish for their first meal of the day. Among the grasses and trees of the riverbanks, there were king fishers and caimans! So much life in every direction!