Greenhouse living

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With an excellent riverview location this settler family has chosen to live about two days distance by canoe downstream from Manicoré.  Rio Madeira is a tributary to the Amazon river.

A family excursion.

 

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Mother, father and two kids taking a trip on the Madeira, a tributary to the Amazon-river.

The locals in the Amazon region still carve dug-out canoes from trees in the rainforest. The river is often the main transportation route and the canoe is a common and convenient way of moving around.

Rio Madeira, Amazonas. January,1985.

 

Breakfast in Santarem!

View from the breakfast terrace at my hostel in Santarem, Brazil.

A vulture drying his wings and the boats arriving and leaving on the Amazon river. Nothing beats a tropical breakfast with fresh “jugo de Maracuja” (passion fruit) and a panorama like that..

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O rio mar!

  The Amazon river close to Santarem.

A few weeks ago I presented a photo from the Iguazu falls. Iguazu means great waters, and that place is for sure an impressive sight!

This is another place worthy of superlatives. At times when you travel by boat on the the Amazon it appears to be more like an ocean. In fact there are stretches of the river that are more than 40 kilometers wide..!!

Click on photo for high res.. click on tag Amazon river to see more pictures from that trip.

Brazilian cat

Did a stop over at  Manicoré when travelling the Amazon by boat between Porto Velho and Belém.

It´s a small settlers community at the Rio Madeira a couple of days
river journey from Manaus.

Me and my friends heard about a jaguar
that recently had been shot and decided to visit the family that had taken care of the kitten..

This beauty will grow to become the largest feline in this part of the world.