Our expedition in the bewildering and remarkable biodiversity of the Peruvian Upper Amazon continued today with a visit to the Amazon Natural Park. In this private reserve, a suspension bridge gave us an eagle-eye view of the forest’s middle canopy. A torrential tropical shower accompanied us to the middle of the forest, reminding that we were in fact in one of the wettest ecosystems on Earth.
In the afternoon, we explored Nauta Caño with skiff rides and kayaking. This relatively narrow stream is covered with thick vegetation where our naturalists spotted several species of colorful birds from the skiffs, like hawks, jacanas, toucans, and monk saki and night monkeys as well.