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Light Box Photographic Guide Work (1)

31st August 2016

Internship Light box work, image above showing other species photographed before my arrival with Untamed Photography. During my internship with Untamed photography, one of the tasks we carried throughout the duration of the month involved light box photography. This light box work is for an online reptile and amphibian guide that will clearly show the features…

Mark Fernley
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The Giant River Otters (Lake Soledad)

30th August 2016

Giant River Otter Photograph above taken by Marcus Marissink. During the Macro photography workshop based in the ARCC (Amazon research and conservation centre) in lake Soledad, we were lucky enough for the opportunity to photograph giant river otters. This family of 7 Giant River Otters, (Pteronura brasiliensis) have a nest residing along the edge of the…

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)…

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Walking Leaves

10th February 2016

Walking leaves is something we associate with a science fiction movie. In this case, our photography turns science fiction to science fact! During an Untamed Photography field session deep in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, many miles NW of Puerto Maldonado up the Las Piedras River in forest managed by the Las Piedras…

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…

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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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Beyond Machu Picchu!

30th January 2016

Recces, research and photography in the hidden tropical valleys beyond Machu picchu   It must be three years ago that Juan Carlos and I were discussing the ecology of cloud forests and the economy of local communities in the high Andean and tropical montane valleys to be found just beyond Machu picchu, the place on…

Mark Fernley
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Cordyceps Fungus

16th November 2015

When our Untamed Photographic leaders are free to roam the lush forest of the Amazon in the region of the Madre de Dios, they get to photograph objects out of the norm. When walking through the forest, we tend to get sighting of white blobs under and on leaves. Sometime these can be bird faeces…

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Pyllomedusa Bicolor Photo Shoot

15th November 2015

Set deep in the Peruvian Amazon,located in the region of Madre de Dios in a small logging concession, I (Mark Fernley) set out with a team of Fauna Forever biologists, my aim, to photograph the vast array of amphibians in all their shapes sizes and colours. A week into our trip, one of my encounters…

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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…

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The Peacock Katydid Shoot

12th October 2015

Mark Fernley, Co-director & leader of Untamed Photography set out to explore more of South America’s lush but highly threatened terrain, namely the forested region of the Yasuni National Park in the east of Ecuador. ‘When I set foot in this lush green environment I could not help myself focusing on the small alien looking…

Mark Fernley
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Our SLR Camera Trapping

29th September 2015

Down into the Bozovich Concession and on into the forest set in the Medre de Dios region of Southern Peru, Untamed Photography leader Mark Fernley set out with his homemade SLR camera trap with white flash. ‘I placed it near a swamp where a trail went into the dark stagnant water. The camera trap was…

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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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Hoffmans Two Toed Sloth & Baby

24th September 2015

Out of the field and into the heart of Puerto Maldonado City, we still find wildlife lurking around our every corner. During Untamed photography’s stay in Puerto Maldonado, one of our leaders Mark Fernley accompanied by a volunteer of Fauna Forever noticed that there was an unusual screeching and cry coming from a small patch…

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A Green If Lethal Gem

5th June 2015

After a long and sticky day in the field photographing Peruvian Amazon rainforest frogs for the Untamed Photography website, at a site a few hours from Puerto Maldonado city centre, one of the Fauna Forever herpetology team volunteers (Andrew Kathriner) returned to the lodge with a stunning, vibrant green Bothriopsis bilineata, aka the Western striped…

Chris Kirkby
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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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Rafting expedition

9th March 2015

We have been planning some Untamed Photography expedition-type trips to some outlying, nature-filled, though challenging corners of the Madre de Dios region of Peru. Rafting down one of the picturesque rivers here is definitely on the cards, but we have to test the procedure out first to ensure it’s an activity that fits within our…

Chris Kirkby
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