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In the surrounding forest of Tambopata Research Center, there are several macaw nests. Some of them are natural cavities on tree branches and other ones are artificial. The first artificial ones were installed since September 1989.

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Thinking about visiting Peru with kids under 10? This blog is for you!
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Thinking about traveling to Peru? Well, you already know that Machu Picchu is our must-see, famed archaeological site, but where else should you go in Peru? Even experienced travelers find it challenging to plan a trip to Peru - there is so much to see! We have compiled a list of our top destinations to ensure that your trip to Peru is one you will never forget.

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After FAQs About Wildlife Photography in the Amazon - Part I, here is the second part where rather than provide an exhaustive list of all my equipment,  I will break it down by category. Exhaustive equipment reviews and “tips, tricks and techniques” have been written about, so I’ll just include one or two personal insights I have gleaned from my experience for each category,

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When planning a trip to the Amazon rainforest for wildlife photography, it might seem somewhat facile to point out the importance of doing one’s research; however, this very simple step is often overlooked, and thus bears repeating.

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The first time I put my feet on Madre de Dios was during the rainy season of 2014, to be exactly on January 3rd.

The goal of that trip was to collect information about the “Castaña” (Brazil nut tree) production in the property of Refugio Amazonas Lodge, start my thesis to get the degree and also, try to graft mature Brazil nut trees with buds of productive trees from other parts of the region in order to enhance the production.

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The first time I arrived at TRC was in January of 2014. In the boat was only the boat driver, a crew member, me, and all the food supplies for a whole week of the lodge. The day was beautiful, sunny with a lot of clouds moving throw the light-blue sunny sky. 

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When photographing wildlife in the Amazon rainforest, much preparation and hard work are needed to get the pictures you want. You need to know what you want to shoot and determine the best way to capture it with the equipment at your disposal. This often requires knowledge of the subject’s behavior and natural history. However, sometimes the best shots are those that come with pure luck!

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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our guests considering to visit the Tambopata National Reserve is: “Can I travel to the Amazon during rainy season?”

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