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pictures: tambopata reserve 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.


Environmental news for Peru | SLIDESHOWS: Peru 2011 Peru 2005









Orange and yellow ball-like flower in Peruvian rainforest
Orange and yellow ball-like flower in Peruvian rainforest
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Cane toad (Bufo marinus) in the wild
Cane toad (Bufo marinus) in the wild
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Purple flowers in forest understorey
Purple flowers in forest understorey
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Hyla rhodopepla tree frog on leaf
Hyla rhodopepla tree frog on leaf
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Monkey frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor)
Monkey frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor)
A large treefrog found in the rainforest of Peru
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Scarlet macaw (Ara macao) headshot
Scarlet macaw (Ara macao) headshot
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Capybara leaving water with a bird on its back
Capybara leaving water with a bird on its back
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

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

(Peru)

Three-striped Poison dart frog (Epipedobates trivittatus)
Three-striped Poison dart frog (Epipedobates trivittatus)
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Hyla tree frog species
Hyla tree frog species
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

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

(Peru)

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

(Peru)

Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna); Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala); and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay
Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna); Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala); and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Hyla tree frog close up
Hyla tree frog close up
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Camouflaged grasshopper
Camouflaged grasshopper

(Peru)

Giant stick insect
Giant stick insect

(Peru)

Clear-winged Cithaerias pireta butterfly
Clear-winged Cithaerias pireta butterfly

(Peru)

Close-up on face of a Red-and-green macaw
Close-up on face of a Red-and-green macaw
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Silver-gray millipede in eating leaf Amazon rainforest
Silver-gray millipede in eating leaf Amazon rainforest

(Peru)

Green cicada in Peru
Green cicada in Peru

(Peru)

Green grasshopper with gray-black legs and a yellow stripe down its back
Green grasshopper with gray-black legs and a yellow stripe down its back

(Peru)

Reddish-orange fungi on log
Reddish-orange fungi on log
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

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

(Peru)

Black-and-white butterfly with orange eyespot in Peru
Black-and-white butterfly with orange eyespot in Peru

(Peru)

Thorn spider
Thorn spider

(Peru)

Small brown insect with red marking
Small brown insect with red marking

(Peru)

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

(Peru)

Yellow grasshopper
Yellow grasshopper

(Peru)

Unknown insect
Unknown insect

(Peru)

Owl butterfly (Caligo idomeneus)
Owl butterfly (Caligo idomeneus)

(Peru)

Red; yellow; and green insect
Red; yellow; and green insect

(Peru)

Camouflaged praying mantis on tree trunk
Camouflaged praying mantis on tree trunk

(Peru)

Large black beetle
Large black beetle

(Peru)

Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying
Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Black and yellow butterflies at river's edge
Black and yellow butterflies at river's edge

(Peru)

Beige millipede in the Amazon rainforest
Beige millipede in the Amazon rainforest

(Peru)

Unknown butterfly; lime green wings with beige to yellow border
Unknown butterfly; lime green wings with beige to yellow border

(Peru)

Vines with purple flowers growing in canopy tree
Vines with purple flowers growing in canopy tree
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Firefly on ground
Firefly on ground

(Peru)

Vines with purple flowers growing in canopy tree
Vines with purple flowers growing in canopy tree
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Dusky Titi Monkey (Callicebus spp.)
Dusky Titi Monkey (Callicebus spp.)
Local name: TocÛn
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Owl butterfly (Caligo idomeneus)
Owl butterfly (Caligo idomeneus)

(Peru)

Walking stick insect under a leaf
Walking stick insect under a leaf

(Peru)

Red-and-green macaw in flight
Red-and-green macaw in flight
Ara chloroptera (Local name: Guacamayo cabezÛn)
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Stick insect
Stick insect

(Peru)

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

(Peru)

Hyla rhodopepla tree frog on forest floor
Hyla rhodopepla tree frog on forest floor
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Green grasshopper
Green grasshopper

(Peru)

Neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) in Oxbow lake
Neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) in Oxbow lake
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Insect with red eyes; turquoise markings; and white feather-like appendages near its tail
Insect with red eyes; turquoise markings; and white feather-like appendages near its tail

(Peru)

Black and yellow centipede in Amazon rainforest
Black and yellow centipede in Amazon rainforest

(Peru)

Blue-and-yellow macaw flying in front of purple flowers
Blue-and-yellow macaw flying in front of purple flowers
Ara ararauna. Local name: Guacamayo boliviano
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Blue-and-yellow macaws flying toward clay lick
Blue-and-yellow macaws flying toward clay lick
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Diaethria clymena butterfly
Diaethria clymena butterfly

(Peru)

Katydid on tree trunk
Katydid on tree trunk

(Peru)

Butterfly on hand
Butterfly on hand

(Peru)

Clear-winged Cithaerias pireta butterfly feeding on dung
Clear-winged Cithaerias pireta butterfly feeding on dung

(Peru)

Butterfly in the rainforest canopy
Butterfly in the rainforest canopy

(Peru)

Iridescent green beetle
Iridescent green beetle

(Peru)

Walking stick in the Peruvian rainforest
Walking stick in the Peruvian rainforest

(Peru)

Tail-less whip scorpion (Amblypygid sp)
Tail-less whip scorpion (Amblypygid sp)

(Peru)

Katydid eating a mushroom
Katydid eating a mushroom

(Peru)

Green; teal; blue; pruple; red; and black insect in Peru
Green; teal; blue; pruple; red; and black insect in Peru

(Peru)

Red-orange; black; white; and maroon caterpillar on underside of leaf
Red-orange; black; white; and maroon caterpillar on underside of leaf

(Peru)

Katydid -- with green body; brown head; and bright blue eyes -- sleeping in bamboo shoot
Katydid -- with green body; brown head; and bright blue eyes -- sleeping in bamboo shoot

(Peru)

Blunt-headed tree snake (Imantodes lentiferus)
Blunt-headed tree snake (Imantodes lentiferus)

(Peru)

Wildlife
Wildlife

(Peru)

Group of Male Perrhybris pamela butterflies feeding on minerals in clay along the Rio Tambopata
Group of Male Perrhybris pamela butterflies feeding on minerals in clay along the Rio Tambopata

(Peru)

Water box used for gold mining along the Rio Tambopata
Water box used for gold mining along the Rio Tambopata
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Wolf spider
Wolf spider

(Peru)

Amazon race runner (Ameiva ameiva) in Peru
Amazon race runner (Ameiva ameiva) in Peru
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Spider on web
Spider on web

(Peru)

Pair of Tailless whip scorpions (Amblypygid sp)
Pair of Tailless whip scorpions (Amblypygid sp)

(Peru)

Spider emerging from canopy tower structure
Spider emerging from canopy tower structure

(Peru)

White mushroom on forest floor
White mushroom on forest floor
Location: Tambopata rainforestV

(Peru)



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