Photo of the Week

Hoatzin’s (Ophisthocomus hoazin) By Mark Fernley

21st August 2017

Two Hoatzins at Lake Soledad, Rio Las Piedras, Madre de Dios, Peru. Photograph taken during a Macro Photographic workshop with the Sigma 150-600mm lens and Canon body.

Mark Fernley
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Brown Capuchin (Cebus apella)

8th August 2017

Photograph of an active Cebus paella feeding along the Tambopata River, Madre de Dios, Peru by intern Jed Bernstein.

Mark Fernley
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Blue-and-Yellow Macaws (Ara ararauna)

28th May 2017

Image taken during an internship by Mark Fernley, Co-Director. Blue and Yellow Macaws perched overlooking their nest along with the sunset to capture a stunning coloration.

Mark Fernley
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Bushmaster Photographic Shoot

24th April 2016

Mark and I managed to get a close encounter with a Bushmaster (Lachesis muta) in the Las Piedras River area on 2nd March 2016. The Amphibian & Reptile Research Coordinator (Alberto) of Fauna Forever (a Peruvian non-profit that studies wildlife populations in the Peruvian Amazon) was following a group of Peruvian spider monkeys (Ateles chamek)…

Mark Fernley
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Photo of the Week By Jeroen Ten Haaf

18th February 2016

A great shot of a Giant Gladiator Frog (Hypsiboas boans), aka Rusty Tree Frog, taken at the Las Piedras Biodiversity Station, Las Piedras River, Madre de Dios, Peru, about 70 km NW of the city of Puerto Maldonado. This midnight shot taken over a beautiful stream was perfectly positioned and provided a deep dark space to the…

Mark Fernley
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Photo of the Week By Mark Fernley

10th February 2016

Untamed photography introduces a great way for clients to observe wild creatures through the lens without any disturbance whatsoever. We have a number of camera traps for our photographers use. Of course we know the best locations for such devices and our clients are advised on best positioning and cameras set up. Camera traps can…

Mark Fernley
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Photo of the Week

8th January 2016

Mark, Luis and I arrived at the Las Piedras Amazone Centre (LPAC) on 8 Dec. We decided that were going to walk in the afternoon. The trail we walked is called the Big Loop and is about four kilometers long. The flora and fauna in this forest is gorgeous especially the big trees and the…

Mark Fernley
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Photo of the Week by Mark Fernley

9th October 2015

Amazon Tree boa’s (Corallus hortulanus) wresting on a vine deep up the Las Piedras River, Madre de Dios, Peru. A possible mating pair! Photographed by Mark Fernley.

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Photo of the Week By Mark Fernley

2nd March 2015

This alien like creature is a Wandering spider hosting a fungus found in the Amazon. This specific fungus commonly known as the Cordyceps fungus is an airborne genus of sac fungi that includes 400 different species of entomopathogenic fungi. All have specific individual host species. All Cordyceps species are parasitic mainly on insects and other arthropods. Others can…

Chris Kirkby
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