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pictures: rainforests in Peru

Below you will find a collection of photos from Peru. Pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler in 1995, 2005, and 2011. While these images are the property of mongabay.com, it may be permissible to use them for non-commercial purposes (like powerpoint presentations and school projects), provided that the images are not altered in any form. Please read this for more details. If you are interested in using an image in a publication please contact me.


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Aerial photo of an Amazon rainforest tributary
Aerial photo of an Amazon rainforest tributary


River valley on the Amazon side of the lower Andes
River valley on the Amazon side of the lower Andes


Aerial image of the broccoli-like structure of the Amazon rainforest canopy
Aerial image of the broccoli-like structure of the Amazon rainforest canopy


Rainforest valley in the upper Amazon
Rainforest valley in the upper Amazon


Forest along bank of Tambopata river
Forest along bank of Tambopata river
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Sun setting over Amazon rainforest
Sun setting over Amazon rainforest
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Shadow of an airplane in the clouds over the Amazon
Shadow of an airplane in the clouds over the Amazon


Rainbow over the Amazon
Rainbow over the Amazon


Rainforest canopy leaves
Rainforest canopy leaves


Chestnut Eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)
Chestnut Eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Milky turquoise river in the Amazon basin
Milky turquoise river in the Amazon basin


Aerial photograph of a rainforest river in the Peruvian Aerial photograph of an
Aerial photograph of a rainforest river in the Peruvian Aerial photograph of an


Rainforest river in Manu
Rainforest river in Manu


Aerial photograph of a rainforest river
Aerial photograph of a rainforest river


Amazon river tributary
Amazon river tributary


Aerial photo of the rainforest canopy in Peru's Western Amazon
Aerial photo of the rainforest canopy in Peru's Western Amazon


Rain forest canopy in the late afternoon
Rain forest canopy in the late afternoon
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Tropical savanna near the Peru-Bolivia border
Tropical savanna near the Peru-Bolivia border


Bamboo forest in the Amazon
Bamboo forest in the Amazon


Overhead view of a twisting rainforest river
Overhead view of a twisting rainforest river


Late afternoon in the Amazon rainforest
Late afternoon in the Amazon rainforest
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Orange-red colored river in the Amazon
Orange-red colored river in the Amazon


Aerial view of slash-and-burn agriculture in the Amazon
Aerial view of slash-and-burn agriculture in the Amazon
Location: Southeastern Peru; from Cuzco to Boca Manu

(Peru)

Blocks of rainforest razed for slash-and-burn agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon
Blocks of rainforest razed for slash-and-burn agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon
Location: Southeastern Peru; from Cuzco to Boca Manu

(Peru)

The most inaccessible part of the Amazon basin
The most inaccessible part of the Amazon basin


Rainforest valley in the upper Amazon
Rainforest valley in the upper Amazon


High biodiversity submontane forest of the Amazon basin
High biodiversity submontane forest of the Amazon basin


Stranger fig roots wrapped around Kapok tree
Stranger fig roots wrapped around Kapok tree
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of PeruV

(Peru)

Flowering trees on a hillside in the Amazon
Flowering trees on a hillside in the Amazon


Meandering rainforest river with two oxbow lakes
Meandering rainforest river with two oxbow lakes
Location: Southeastern Peru; from Cuzco to Boca Manu

(Peru)

Yellow flowering tree in Peru's Tambopata Reserve
Yellow flowering tree in Peru's Tambopata Reserve


Aerial image of flowering trees in the canopy of the lowland Amazon rainforest
Aerial image of flowering trees in the canopy of the lowland Amazon rainforest


Remote river in the uppermost reaches of the Amazon rainforest
Remote river in the uppermost reaches of the Amazon rainforest


Palm tree in the rainforest canopy
Palm tree in the rainforest canopy
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Aerial photograph of the broccoli-like structure of the Amazon rainforest canopy
Aerial photograph of the broccoli-like structure of the Amazon rainforest canopy


Amazon rainforest river in the Peruvian Amazon
Amazon rainforest river in the Peruvian Amazon


Tropical savanna near the Peru-Bolivia border
Tropical savanna near the Peru-Bolivia border


Airplane view of lowland rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon
Airplane view of lowland rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon


Moisture transpiring from the Amazon rainforest at sunset
Moisture transpiring from the Amazon rainforest at sunset


Aerial view of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon
Aerial view of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon


Yellow flowering tree in the Amazon rainforest
Yellow flowering tree in the Amazon rainforest


Aerial view of a rainbow over the world's largest tropical forest
Aerial view of a rainbow over the world's largest tropical forest


Selectively-logged forest in the Peruvian Amazon
Selectively-logged forest in the Peruvian Amazon


Lake in the Amazon rainforest
Lake in the Amazon rainforest


Orange-red river in the Amazon
Orange-red river in the Amazon


Aerial photo of Peru's Amazon rainforest
Aerial photo of Peru's Amazon rainforest


Amazon rainforest as seen from above
Amazon rainforest as seen from above


Hole in the canopy where rain forest has been felled by subsistence farmers
Hole in the canopy where rain forest has been felled by subsistence farmers
Location: Southeastern Peru; from Cuzco to Boca Manu

(Peru)

Deforestation along a river in Peru's southeastern Amazon region
Deforestation along a river in Peru's southeastern Amazon region


Overhead view of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon
Overhead view of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon


Broccoli forest from above
Broccoli forest from above


Aerial picture of a rainforest river in Peru
Aerial picture of a rainforest river in Peru


River valley on the Amazon side of the lower Andes
River valley on the Amazon side of the lower Andes


High conservation value submontane forest of the Amazon basin
High conservation value submontane forest of the Amazon basin


Overhead photograph of a rainforest river in Peru
Overhead photograph of a rainforest river in Peru


Forest fire in the Amazon
Forest fire in the Amazon


Rugged Amazon rainforest terrain
Rugged Amazon rainforest terrain


Aerial view of flowering trees and rainforest canopy in the Ucayali department of the Peruvian Amazon
Aerial view of flowering trees and rainforest canopy in the Ucayali department of the Peruvian Amazon


Highly biodiverse submontane forest of the Amazon basin
Highly biodiverse submontane forest of the Amazon basin


River in Peru's Amazon
River in Peru's Amazon


Rainforest creek in Manu
Rainforest creek in Manu


Small yellow and silver beetle
Small yellow and silver beetle

(Peru)

Polluted river merging with a pristine river in the Amazon
Polluted river merging with a pristine river in the Amazon


Flowering trees and rainforest canopy in Peru's Ucayali department
Flowering trees and rainforest canopy in Peru's Ucayali department


Amazon rainforest river in the Peruvian Amazon
Amazon rainforest river in the Peruvian Amazon


Rainforest canopy; including palm and purple flowering trees
Rainforest canopy; including palm and purple flowering trees
Location: Tambopata rainforestV

(Peru)

Forest clearings in the Amazon
Forest clearings in the Amazon


Tropical rainforest river
Tropical rainforest river


Amazon rainforest river in the Peruvian Amazon
Amazon rainforest river in the Peruvian Amazon


Aerial photograph of Amazon broccoli forest
Aerial photograph of Amazon broccoli forest


Sunset over the rain forest canopy
Sunset over the rain forest canopy
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Remote river in the uppermost reaches of the Amazon rainforest
Remote river in the uppermost reaches of the Amazon rainforest


Remote river in the Andes-Amazon foothills
Remote river in the Andes-Amazon foothills


Aerial photograph of Broccoli rainforest
Aerial photograph of Broccoli rainforest


Aerial view of Lake Sandoval--famous for giant river otters--in Peru
Aerial view of Lake Sandoval--famous for giant river otters--in Peru




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