Yesterday's sale was this amazing White-chinned Jacamar (Galbula tombacea) of the deep Peruvian rainforest where I have been lucky to shoot in two occasions during the last years. Conditions are tough as even during the "dry" season rain showers may be expected at any time during the day and night. The picture of the Jacamar was taken just after a heavy rainfall.I have added some other photographies of several birds from this beautiful natural environment which I hope will prevail for future generations... continue reading
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In 2012 I made my second visit to Peru, this time to the Peruvian amazon which is simply amazing! The seasonal flooding of the amazon that year had been by far much stronger than the average and even the huts of the indians which are built high up on stilts were partially under water.The whole photographic work was made from canoes of different shape and size and the advantage was that some species were easier to see and photograph the normally like the following series of images of Woolly Monkeys... continue reading
The Amazon is in serious danger because one of the two chambers of the Brazilian parliament has decided to bin the laws currently protecting the forest. Congress has voted to remove the legal bulwarks protecting the Amazon rain forest from stripping by livestock farmers and large property owners. The atmosphere in the Amazon area of Brazil is also becoming increasingly tense because the price of raw materials has spiralled, boosting land values hugely. The agricultural lobby has managed to successfully... continue reading
Just two weeks ago I came back from a 20 day trip in the peruvian amazon, beginning in the Andes cloud forest and ending in the flatland rainforest along the Madre de Dios river. The biodiversity is just amazing but the conditions for wildlife photography quite hard. You have to cope with changes from extreme highlights in the hole of the forest canopy with a bird sitting as a perfect silhouette, which forces you to compensate exposure or block the AE on a similar (hopefully) lighted object to absolute... continue reading
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