I saw quite a bit of nature. In the Madidi National Park I did see several monkey species, as well as some frogs.

Impressive were the large Tree Ferns near the Amboró National Park.

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Nature in Bolivia

Small Waterfall Road Santa
Small waterfall near the road from Santa Cruz to Samaipata. (1396k)
Waterfall Road Santa Cruz
Waterfall near the road from Santa Cruz to Samaipata. (1231k)
View Towards Amboró National
View towards Amboró National Park. There is more and more deforestation going on. The current government (according to my guide) is not enforcing protection of the National Park. (850k)
Almost Full Moon
Almost full moon. (589k)

Flora in Bolivia

Mushroom
Mushroom. (871k)
Mushrooms
Mushrooms. (853k)
Mushrooms
Mushrooms. (927k)
Mushrooms
Mushrooms. (912k)
Mushroom
Mushroom. (766k)
Strange Fungus Growth
Strange fungus growth. (810k)
Plant
Plant. (1.7M)
Flowers
Flowers. (745k)
Flowers
Flowers. (699k)
Brunfelsia pauciflora
Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow (Brunfelsia pauciflora). (654k)
Calceolaria biflora
Capachito (Calceolaria biflora, german: Pantoffelblumen). (832k)
Palicourea tomentosa
Hot Lips (Palicourea tomentosa). (622k)
Bromeliad Tortoro National Park
Bromeliad in the Tortoro National Park. (1224k)
Bromeliad Tortoro National Park
Bromeliad in the Tortoro National Park. (1135k)
Agave sp.
Large Agave (Agave sp., german: Agaven). (855k)
Native Bamboo Amboró National
Native bamboo near the Amboró National Park. (1.5M)
Palm Tree Chalalán Ecolodge
Palm tree at the Chalalán Ecolodge with Elephant Ear plants growing on it. (957k)
Tree Fruits Growing Trunk
Tree with fruits growing out of the trunk. (846k)
Dicksonia sellowiana
Tree Fern (Dicksonia sellowiana). (1463k)
Alsophila incana
Tree Fern (Alsophila incana). (1421k)
Handroanthus impetiginosus
Lapacho Tree (Handroanthus impetiginosus, french: Lapacho). (1163k)
Handroanthus sp.
Yellow Handroanthus (Handroanthus sp.). (794k)
Delonix regia
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia, german: Flammenbaum, french: Flamboyant). (1111k)
Socratea exorrhiza
Walking Palm (Socratea exorrhiza, german: Wanderpalme, french: Palmier marcheur). (1276k)
Mauritia flexuosa
Huge Moriche Palms (Mauritia flexuosa, german: Buriti-Palme, french: Palmier-bâche). (1090k)
Ceiba sp.
Ceiba (Ceiba sp.) with strangler fig growing on it. (1279k)
Ceiba sp.
Closer view of the Ceiba (Ceiba sp.) with strangler fig growing on it. (1186k)

Yunga Tree Fern Forest

Easy Road Tree Fern
It was not an easy road to the Tree Fern forest. (1203k)
Really Wasn't
It really wasn't. (1015k)
View Forest
View of the forest. (1324k)
Trail Forest Wooden Railings
Trail through the forest. There were wooden railings and planks, but they are deteriorating. (1299k)
Along Walking Trail Forest
Along the walking trail through the forest. (1284k)

Fauna in Bolivia

From the Wikipedia entry for Leafcutter Ant:

Leafcutter ants, a non-generic name, are any of 47 species of leaf-chewing ants belonging to the two genera Atta and Acromyrmex. These species of tropical, fungus-growing ants are all endemic to South and Central America, Mexico, and parts of the southern United States. Leafcutter ants can carry twenty times their body weight and cut and process fresh vegetation (leaves, flowers, and grasses) to serve as the nutritional substrate for their fungal cultivates, and they are also capable of cutting through human skins.

Next to humans, leafcutter ants form the largest and most complex animal societies on Earth. In a few years, the central mound of their underground nests can grow to more than 30 m (100 ft) across, with smaller, radiating mounds extending out to a radius of 80 m (260 ft), taking up 30-600 m² (320-6,460 square feet) and containing eight million individuals.

Termite Nest
Termite nest. (913k)
Ants Nest
Ants nest. (1042k)
Large Leafcutter Ant Colony
Large leafcutter ant colony. (1198k)
Leafcutter Ants Coming Tree
Leafcutter ants coming down a tree with their leaf harvest. (918k)
Leafcutter Ants
Leafcutter ants. (1143k)
Close-up Leafcutter Ants
Close-up of leafcutter ants. (928k)
Entrance Bees Nest Tree
Entrance to a bees nest. The tree is hollow and has the nest inside. (1187k)
Wasp Nest
Wasp nest. (802k)
Wasp
Wasp. (580k)
Spider Web
Spider web. (721k)
Spider
Spider. (926k)
Amblypygi fam.
Tailless Whip Scorpion (Amblypygi fam., german: Geißelspinnen, french: Amblypyges). (718k)
Beautiful Caterpillar
Beautiful caterpillar. (904k)
Moth
Moth. (796k)
Moth
Moth. (822k)
Marpesia chiron
Butterflies. The one on the upper left is a Many-banded Daggerwing butterfly (Marpesia chiron). (1.7M)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (861k)
Diaethria clymena
Cramer's Eighty-eight butterfly (Diaethria clymena, french: Double 8) and moth. (762k)
Methona confusa
Mating Giant Glasswing butterflies (Methona confusa). (704k)
Tadpoles
Tadpoles. (501k)
Frog
Frog. (830k)
Frog
Frog. (769k)
Ameerega picta
Spot-legged Poison Frog (Ameerega picta), calling. (1167k)
Tarantula
Tarantula. (777k)
Small Bats Tree Trunk
Small bats on a tree trunk. There are five bats on that tree, they are very well camouflaged. (730k)
Small Bat Tree Trunk
Small bat on a tree trunk. This one is easier to see. (990k)
Turtle
Turtle. (875k)
Lagidium viscacia
Southern Mountain Viscacha (Lagidium viscacia, french: Viscache des montagnes). (588k)
Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, german: Capybara, french: Cabiaï). These are the largest rodents in the world. (1094k)
Mazama americana
Red Brocket (Mazama americana, german: Großmazama, french: Daguet rouge). (743k)
Saimiri boliviensis
Black-capped Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri boliviensis, german: Bolivianischer Totenkopfaffe, french: Singe-écureuil de Bolivie). (1119k)
Saimiri boliviensis
Black-capped Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri boliviensis, german: Bolivianischer Totenkopfaffe, french: Singe-écureuil de Bolivie). (1.5M)
Sapajus apella
Brown Capuchin (Sapajus apella, german: Gehaubter Kapuziner, french: Capucin brun). (853k)
Sapajus apella
Brown Capuchin (Sapajus apella, german: Gehaubter Kapuziner, french: Capucin brun). (783k)
Alouatta caraya
Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta caraya, german: Schwarzer Brüllaffe, french: Hurleur noir). (971k)
Alouatta sara
Bolivian Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta sara, german: Bolivianischer Brüllaffe). (923k)
Caiman
Caiman. (840k)

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