Photo of the Week

Looking at the Gecko’s feet

25th November 2018

When it comes to a great shot of the turnip tailed gecko, wildlife photographer Mark Fernley got a great shot of this individual through glass at night to obtain a stunning image of the toe pads that consist of about half a million setae made of keratin. Each of these fine hairs has hundreds of even…

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(Micrurus Lemniscatus) by Intern Jaime Thomas

31st October 2018

Micrurus lemniscatus – one of the beautiful but deadly Coral Snakes that we found and photographed in the rainforest. It was a bit of a challenge getting it to sit still and pose for the camera but we managed to pull it off!

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Young Red Brocket Deer Sighting!

31st October 2018

A walk into the forest tonight turned up a pleasant encounter: a Red Brocket Deer fawn. We were making our way quietly along the trail when Mark spotted a deer roughly 15 meters into the forest  in his headlamp. He motioned for the rest of us to turn off our lights and follow him; we…

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Humming Birds In Action

29th September 2018

When an intern just fancies a day in the research station to relax among nature, numerous species of mammals, birds and reptiles can be seen at all times. Here we get to see a stunning Humming bird photographed by Mas Mong Mo, feeding on a Heliconia next to Secret Forest research station. This regular visitor…

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The Mirror study of Mark Fernley made National Geographic!

29th September 2018

The Mirror image stimulation study begun by Mark Fernley out in the Lowland Peruvian Amazon with Untamed Photography was proudly featured in National Geographic. A special thank you to all the interns that helped with the study out here in the Rainforest. https://youtu.be/Mqu3Zb0pKO0

Mark Fernley
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Natures Design at its Finest

29th June 2018

This picture is showing the Amazon Tree Boas facial features and the tiniest details that can’t be seen in a normal picture and can only be seen in close proximity. Mark can be seen holding the snake in the necking manoeuvre allowing us to observe the rows of long teeth whilst explaining how their teeth…

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A Helping Hand!

24th June 2018

The picture above shows the funny side of the steps us interns have to go to in order to get that perfect picture as well as helping fellow interns when they can’t reach the camera. This picture was taken behind the scenes of the Phyllomedusa tomopterna shoot, a common frog located in the Amazonian jungle….

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The Holy Grail

20th June 2018

Image above by Jase Wilts After five years of looking thoroughly throughout the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, the Emerald Tree Boa was found. To our dismay, the mammal coordinator, Sean, only had to look near the camp toilets to find the snake. Which felt like a loss, but was a victory. As the camp gathered around…

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The Look Out, River Las Piedras

20th June 2018

Our second week started in the early morning around 4:45am which wasn’t ideal for someone who dislikes early mornings like myself, it took the other interns to physically hit me with my pillow to get me up. Once I was up and had some caffeine in me I couldn’t contain the excitement for what the…

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Hopping in the Shadows

20th June 2018

Hopping in the shadows During the photography internship, I have learnt several techniques to shoot frogs at night time, which was a completely new experience for me. On a night walk, myself, Mark and two other interns, Jase and Cameron we had the chance to come across to a beautiful Hylidae frog, Phyllomedusa tomopterna. It…

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The Monkey Lizard, (Polychrus marmoratus) By Robin Hedley

24th April 2018

Photographed in the Rainforest of the Tambopata next to the lodge of Wasai here in the Lowland Peruvian Amazon, intern Robin Hedley managed to capture a clear and well positioned photograph of this tree dweller. Polychrus is the only extant genus of polychrotine lizard in the world. Commonly called bush anoles, they are found in…

Mark Fernley
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Hairy Eared Bat!

24th January 2018

Hairy Eared Bat (Micronycteris megalotis) 12/04/17: I found out from another member of the team that a large fallen tree that was hollow inside was discovered during the clearing of a new trail, and someone took a peek inside and noticed bats flying around. Intrigued, I took a walk into the forest today to investigate…

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Bat in Flight by Jaime Thomas

29th December 2017

11/29/17: I returned once again to the ‘Bat Tree’ today. My latest goal is to capture images of the bats flying inside of the tree. So I grabbed the essential gear: camera, flash unit, headlamp and pillow, and entered the log at a slow crawl, carefully looking around using my red light. I didn’t have…

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Blue and Yellow Sounds of The Sky

17th December 2017

Image by Mark Fernley and Jaime Thomas

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A Boa Constrictor in Defence!

17th December 2017

A great shot taken by Untamed Photography leader Mark Fernley during a shoot in one of our internships in the Lowland Peruvian Amazon.

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Teeth and fur! by Jaime Thomas

4th December 2017

A different view on bats after these images were taken by client Jaime Thomas with Untamed Photography here in the lowland Amazon Rainforest.

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Bothriopsis bilineata smaragdinus

2nd November 2017

Two Stripped Forest Pit Viper (Bothriopsis bilineata smaragdinus) BY MARK FERNLEY

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Corallus hortulanus

2nd November 2017

The Amazon Tree Boa (Corallus hortulanus) BY MARK FERNLEY

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Photography Blog Written by Wouter van Kootwijk

23rd September 2017

Above are four images I shot during my photography internship with Untamed Photography. As a volunteer, I mainly contributed to photography projects where nature conservation and research had a central role. Besides that, there was room for improving my own photography skills and making some cool images. In this blog, I would like to give…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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