The Amazon area has lots of interesting wildlife. I was especially thrilled to see the Amazon River Dolphin (Pink River Dolphin) and the Tucuxi (Grey River Dolphin), and, for the first time, sloths, both a two-toed sloth and a three-toed sloth.

The smaller rivers flowing into the Amazon have mostly "blackwater". The blackwater is dark due to tannin from decaying vegetation. The whitewater in the main Amazon is light brown in color due to sediments. When a blackwater river flows into the whitewater Amazon, you can clearly see the dividing line between the two types of water.

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Nature in Colombia

Amazon Rainforest
Amazon rainforest. (921k)
Flooded Rainforest During
Flooded rainforest. During the rainy season large areas of the rainforest are flooded. The only transportation is by boat. (1320k)
Sunset Amazon
Sunset in the Amazon. (538k)
Waterway Lake Tarapoto
Waterway to Lake Tarapoto with black water. (1045k)
Blackwater Lake Tarapoto
Blackwater from Lake Tarapoto flowing into the whitewater Amazon. (612k)
Waterfall San Agustín
Waterfall near San Agustín. (1138k)
Tatacoa Desert
Tatacoa Desert. (763k)
Tortoise Fossil
Tortoise fossil. (1356k)

Flora in Colombia

White Spots Fungus
The white spots are a fungus. They were everywhere. (910k)
Mushrooms
Mushrooms. (1093k)
Mushrooms
Mushrooms. (1035k)
Mushrooms
Mushrooms. (1278k)
Cup Mushroom
Cup mushroom. (747k)
Log Mushrooms
Log with mushrooms. (1146k)
Mushroom
Mushroom. (883k)
Espeletia Espeletia Argentea
Espeletia (Espeletia argentea). (1101k)
Flower
Flower. (765k)
Flower
Flower. (741k)
Flower
Flower. (1058k)
Flower
Flower. (560k)
Flower
Flower. (726k)
Orchid
Orchid. (613k)
Orchid
Orchid. (672k)
Lily
Lily. (957k)
Golden Shrimp Plant
Golden Shrimp Plant (Pachystachys lutea). (799k)
Beehive Ginger Zingiber
Beehive Ginger (Zingiber spectabile). (1133k)
Red Ginger Alpinia
Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata, french: Gingembre d'ornement rouge). (635k)
Red Torch Ginger
Red Torch Ginger (Etlingera elatior, german: Fackel-Ingwer, french: Rose de porcelaine). (747k)
Cacao Tree Theobroma
Cacao Tree (Theobroma cacao, german: Kakaobaum, french: Cacaoyer). (1206k)
Cacao Tree Theobroma
Cacao Tree (Theobroma cacao, german: Kakaobaum, french: Cacaoyer) fruit. (876k)
Heliconia Heliconia Sp
Heliconia (Heliconia sp., german: Helikonien). (927k)
Heliconia Heliconia Sp
Heliconia (Heliconia sp., german: Helikonien). (898k)
Heliconia Heliconia Sp
Heliconia (Heliconia sp., german: Helikonien). (673k)
Heliconia Heliconia Sp
Heliconia (Heliconia sp., german: Helikonien). (937k)
Epiphyte
Epiphyte. (1310k)
Bromeliads Bromeliaceae Gen
Bromeliads (Bromeliaceae gen., german: Bromeliengewächse). (1052k)
Small Cacti Tatacoa
Small cacti in the Tatacoa Desert. (1287k)
Small Cactus
Small cactus. (1048k)
Large Cactus
Large cactus. (973k)
Naranjilla Fruits Solanum
Naranjilla fruits (Solanum quitoense, german: Lulo, french: Narangille). (1156k)
Large Seeds Liana
Large seeds on a liana. (1010k)
Large Tree Fruits
Large tree fruits. (950k)
Queen Victoria's Water
Queen Victoria's Water Lilies (Victoria amazonica, german: Amazonas-Riesenseerose, french: Victoria d'Amazonie). (1361k)
Queen Victoria's Water
Queen Victoria's Water Lily (Victoria amazonica, german: Amazonas-Riesenseerose, french: Victoria d'Amazonie) with flower. (855k)
Flower Queen Victoria's
Flower of the Queen Victoria's Water Lily (Victoria amazonica, german: Amazonas-Riesenseerose, french: Victoria d'Amazonie). (718k)
Second Day Flower
Second day flower of the Queen Victoria's Water Lily (Victoria amazonica, german: Amazonas-Riesenseerose, french: Victoria d'Amazonie), turning purple. (808k)
Lianas Everywhere
Lianas everywhere. (1319k)
Liana Called Monkey
A liana called Monkey Ladder Vine (Entada gigas, french: Cœur de la mer). (1038k)
Large Tree Fern
Large Tree Fern (Cyathea sp.). (1406k)
Coca Tree Erythroxylum
Coca Tree (Erythroxylum novogranatense). (1157k)
Red Angel's Trumpet
Red Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia sanguinea, french: Trompette des anges écarlate). (1003k)
Naked Coral Tree
Naked Coral Tree (Erythrina coralloides). (1197k)
Mango Tree Mangifera
Mango Tree (Mangifera indica, german: Mango, french: Manguier). (1058k)
Calabash Tree Crescentia
Calabash Tree (Crescentia cujete, german: Kalebassenbaum, french: Calebassier). (1082k)
Fruits Calabash Tree
Fruits on the Calabash Tree (Crescentia cujete, german: Kalebassenbaum, french: Calebassier). (1057k)
Amazon Tree Grape
Amazon Tree Grape (Pourouma cecropiifolia). (971k)
Walking Palm Socratea
Walking Palm (Socratea exorrhiza, french: Palmier marcheur). (1344k)
Strangler Fig Process
Strangler Fig in the process of enveloping a tree. (1157k)
Huge Strangler Fig
Huge Strangler Fig. (1.6M)
Different Kind Strangler
Different kind of Strangler Fig. (1468k)
Capirona Calycophyllum Spruceanum
Capirona (Calycophyllum spruceanum, german: Mulateiro), brown, next to a Strangler Fig. The Capirona protects itself from Strangler Figs by shedding its bark every 3-6 months, which gets rid of anything that tries to grow on it. (1325k)
Various Flowering Trees
Various flowering trees along the Amazon. (915k)
Capinuri Maquira Coriacea
Capinuri (Maquira coriacea). (1178k)
African Oil Palm
African Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis, german: Ölpalme, french: Palmier à huile). (847k)
Huicungo Palm Astrocaryum
Huicungo Palm (Astrocaryum huicungo). (1442k)
Coconut Palm Cocos
Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera, german: Kokospalme, french: Cocotier). (1009k)
Açaí Palm Euterpe
Açaí Palm (Euterpe oleracea, german: Kohlpalme, french: Açaï). (1097k)
Red Roots Açaí
Red roots of the Açaí Palm (Euterpe oleracea, german: Kohlpalme, french: Açaï). (1132k)
Maraja Palm Bactris
Maraja Palm (Bactris maraja). (1212k)
Maraja Palm Fruits
Maraja Palm fruits (Bactris maraja). (907k)
Moriche Palm Mauritia
Moriche Palm (Mauritia flexuosa, german: Buriti-Palme, french: Palmier-bâche). (983k)
Bacaba Palm Oenocarpus
Bacaba Palm (Oenocarpus bacaba, french: Bacaba açu). (819k)
Shapaja Palm Attalea
Shapaja Palm (Attalea phalerata). (970k)
Tree Camouflage-like Bark
Tree with camouflage-like bark. (826k)
Red Mata Mata
Red Mata Mata (Eschweilera juruensis). (1178k)
Pink Cedar Acrocarpus
Pink Cedar (Acrocarpus fraxinifolius). (1101k)
Young Kapok Tree
Young Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra, german: Kapokbaum, french: Arbre à kapok) with characteristic conical spines. (810k)
Kapok Tree Ceiba
Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra, german: Kapokbaum, french: Arbre à kapok), the largest tree in the forest. (1023k)
Base Kapok Tree
Base of the Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra, german: Kapokbaum, french: Arbre à kapok). (1103k)

Fauna in Colombia

Small Tower Beetle
This small tower is a beetle nest. (975k)
Ants Nest
Ants nest. (1077k)
Ants Nest
Ants nest. (1103k)
Termite Nest
Termite nest. (1175k)
Bee Nest Tree
Bee nest in a tree. (1043k)
Entrance Bee Nest
Entrance to the bee nest. (925k)
Bee
Bee. (713k)
Bullet Ant Paraponera
Bullet Ant (Paraponera clavata, german: 24-Stunden-Ameise). (1093k)
Spider
Spider. (746k)
Spider
Spider. (750k)
Beetle
Beetle. (1051k)
Stick Insect
Stick insect. (716k)
Stick Insect
Stick insect. (631k)
Cicada Cicadidae Gen
Cicada (Cicadidae gen., german: Singzikaden). (621k)
Millipede
Millipede. (979k)
Tailless Whip Scorpion
Tailless Whip Scorpion (Amblypygi fam., german: Geißelspinnen). (1124k)
Millipedes Tree
Millipedes on a tree. (947k)
Millipedes Tree
Millipedes on a tree. (833k)
Millipedes Tree
Millipedes on a tree. (850k)
Colorful Grasshopper Queen
Colorful grasshopper on a Queen Victoria's Water Lily flower. (676k)
Dragonfly Order Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: )). (1334k)
Dragonfly Order Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: )). (782k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (846k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (757k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (913k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (943k)
Butterflies
Butterflies. (1048k)
Butterflies
Butterflies. (942k)
Queen Flasher Panacea
Queen Flasher (Panacea regina). (924k)
Cricket Long Antennae
Cricket with long antennae. (697k)
White Cricket Long
White cricket with long antennae. (668k)
Cricket Long Antennae
Cricket with long antennae. (814k)
Grasshopper
Grasshopper. (509k)
Frog
Frog. (740k)
Frog
Frog. (858k)
Big Toad
Big toad. (1017k)
Green Iguana Iguana
Green Iguana (Iguana iguana, german: Grüner Leguan, french: Iguane vert). (1470k)
Guinea Pigs Cavia
Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus, german: Hausmeerschweinchen, french: Cochon d'Inde). Locals keep them in the kitchen to keep the floor clean of scraps. They may also serve as food for the family. (754k)
Red-tailed Squirrel Notosciurus
Red-tailed Squirrel (Notosciurus granatensis, german: Rotschwanzhörnchen, french: Écureuil à queue rouge). (1293k)
Humboldt's Squirrel Monkey
Humboldt's Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri cassiquiarensis, german: Humboldt-Totenkopfaffe). (482k)
Humboldt's Squirrel Monkeys
Humboldt's Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri cassiquiarensis, german: Humboldt-Totenkopfaffe). (732k)
Humboldt's Squirrel Monkeys
Humboldt's Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri cassiquiarensis, german: Humboldt-Totenkopfaffe). (789k)
Colombian White-faced Capuchins
Colombian White-faced Capuchins (Cebus capucinus, german: Weißschulter-Kapuzineraffe, french: Sapajou capucin). (790k)
Humboldt's White-fronted Capuchin
Humboldt's White-fronted Capuchin (Cebus albifrons, german: Weißstirn-Kapuzineraffe, french: Capucin à front blanc). (1460k)
Humboldt's White-fronted Capuchin
Humboldt's White-fronted Capuchin (Cebus albifrons, german: Weißstirn-Kapuzineraffe, french: Capucin à front blanc) on my back. (978k)
Common Woolly Monkey
Common Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix lagothricha, german: Brauner Wollaffe, french: Lagotriche commun). (831k)
Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth
Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus, german: Braunkehl-Faultier, french: Paresseux à gorge brune). (618k)
Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth
Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus variegatus, german: Braunkehl-Faultier, french: Paresseux à gorge brune). (672k)
Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth
Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus, german: Eigentliches Zweifingerfaultier, french: Paresseux à deux doigts). (1051k)
Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth
Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus, german: Eigentliches Zweifingerfaultier, french: Paresseux à deux doigts). (859k)
Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth
Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus, german: Eigentliches Zweifingerfaultier, french: Paresseux à deux doigts). (941k)
Tucuxi Or Grey
Tucuxi or Grey River Dolphin, (Sotalia fluviatilis, german: Amazonas-Sotalia, french: Tucuxi). (428k)
Tucuxis Or Grey
Tucuxis or Grey River Dolphins, (Sotalia fluviatilis, german: Amazonas-Sotalia, french: Tucuxi). (436k)
Amazon River Dolphin
Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis, german: Amazonasdelfin, french: Boto). (521k)

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