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Invertebrate in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Katydid leaving its exoskeleton at night in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Ants swam leaf in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Green sea turtle killed by a jaguar



Butterfly rests on camera in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Crested owl (Lophostrix cristata) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Great kiskadees (Pitangus sulphuratus) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Rufescent tiger heron (Tigrisoma lineatum) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Red, blue, and yellow (on the underside) butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Orange-cheeked parrot (Pyrilia barrabandi) a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Monk saki (Pithecia monachus) monkey in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Snake at night in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Orange spider at night in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Oropendolas (species?) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bird silhouette in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Capped herons (Pilherodius pileatus) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Fish in oxbow lake in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) and orange-cheeked parrot (Pyrilia barrabandi) a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Dragonfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Monk saki (Pithecia monachus) monkey in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Turtle with what looks like ticks on its shell in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Golden-mantled tamarin (Saguinus tripartitus) raiding a banana garden in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Red, blue, and yellow (on the underside) butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Spider on leaf in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Masked crimson tanager (Ramphocelus nigrogularis) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Brown butterfly or moth in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorain Amazon


Orange-cheeked parrot (Pyrilia barrabandi) a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Golden-mantled tamarins (Saguinus tripartitus) raiding a banana garden in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Beetle in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bat hanging out on ox-bow lake in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


White-chinned jacamar (Galbula tombacea) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Close-up of wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) in an ox-bow lake in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Juvenile frog in the Pristimantis genus in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Golden-mantled tamarin (Saguinus tripartitus) raiding a banana garden in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) and orange-cheeked parrot (Pyrilia barrabandi) a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bat hanging out on ox-bow lake in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Poison dart frog in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Well-camoflauged frog in the Pristimantis genus in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Green, black, and yellow-striped frog in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Oropendola nest in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Lizard in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Red, blue, and yellow (on the underside) butterfly in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Leaf-cutter ants in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) and orange-cheeked parrot (Pyrilia barrabandi) a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bess beetle in the Passalidae family in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bess beetle in the Passalidae family in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Well-camoflauged frog in the Pristimantis genus in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Raptor in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Assassin bug in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Frog in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Green sea turtle killed by a jaguar



Golden-mantled tamarins (Saguinus tripartitus) raiding a banana garden in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Small bird in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


White-lined monkey frog (Phyllomedusa vaillantii) at night in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Lizard in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) flying over ox-bow lake in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bird on Tiputini River in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Shiny emerald beetle in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Katydid at night in Yasuni National Park in th Ecuadorian Amazon


Katydid leaving its exoskeleton at night in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Sloth in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Insect eggs in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Toes of the wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Nightjar at night on the Tiputini River in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bird in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) at a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Great kiskadees (Pitangus sulphuratus) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Close-up bats and their claws hanging out on ox-bow lake in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Oropendola (species?) feeding on a mango in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Crested owl (Lophostrix cristata) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bat hanging out on ox-bow lake in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Cobalt-winged parakeets (Brotogeris cyanoptera) at a clay lick in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Bird in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Wild female Brazilian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), which was raised by an indigenous tribe after her mother was hunted for food, periodically seeks out humans


Ant in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Rufescent tiger heron (Tigrisoma lineatum) in Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Turtle in Anangucocha lake in Yasuni National Park in Ecuadorean Amazon



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