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  • Reverence to the Brazil Nut Tree

    Reverence to the Brazil Nut Tree

    P24_569 Respected packagingFruit of the Brazil Nut Tree (Bertholletia excelsa)Opening a Brazil nut pod is an arduous undertaking for those who are not used to it. The caboclo does this very naturally, holding the pod in his hand and, in general, with only three blows with a machete, the tenacious bark open. In the forest…

  • Awarded forest

    Awarded forest

    Image awarded first place in the 11th Itaú-BBA National Contest of Photography in the Flowered Forest category.

  • Lucid dreams

    Lucid dreams

    The proud Brazil Nut tree is the noble tree of ancient times, the era of the great Brazil Nut trees groves. What we see today are just the remnants…

  • Mother of Waters

    Mother of Waters

    In the Amazon jungle, in the heart of the Anavilhanas archipelago, the ancient legend manifests and tells the story of a giant snake

  • Forever faithful

    Forever faithful

    Eternally faithful, macaws choose a single mate for their entire lives.

  • Meeting of giants

    Meeting of giants

    A regional boat crosses the Meeting of the Waters, near Manaus. Negro river (dark water) meets the Solimoes river (yellowish water)

  • Eyes of guaraná

    Eyes of guaraná

    The fruit of guaraná (Paullinia cupana) grows from a vine in the Amazon rainforest. Cultivated by the Sateré-Mawé, the plant is native

  • Felid complicity

    Felid complicity

    At first, the cat was calm, looked for a corner and lay down, watching the movement of the humans

  • Eternal playful

    Eternal playful

    It’s only because of the two cameras I had around my neck that I was able to resist the strong urge to jump into the water. However…

  • Dark wonder

    Dark wonder

    The orchid receives exotic names such as ‘dark wonder’ or ‘dark warrior’ for its petals and dark burgundy sepals.

  • Your Majesty

    Your Majesty

    The white, slightly pinkish flower appears this way on the first day, but it gradually turns more red as time passes…

  • Amazon legend

    Amazon legend

    At the end of June, regional boats are sailing along the Amazon River towards Parintins. Coming from all directions, a fleet of boats converge…

  • The cougar, my neighbor 3

    The cougar, my neighbor 3

    I can assume that a young cougar (Puma concolor) recorded its passage through Ponto dos Gatos three times. I named the cat ‘Garoto’

  • Princess

    Princess

    From my balcony overlooking the forest, I am greeted by the sight of the majestic tree, a 180-feet-tall iron tree (Dinizia excelsa).

  • The jaguar, my neighbor 2

    The jaguar, my neighbor 2

    Walking calmly, the jaguar enters the frame from East going to West, in direction of my house. The magnificent cat appears to be

  • The jaguar, my neighbor 1

    The jaguar, my neighbor 1

    On July 7, 2007 at 5:13 PM, when I took this photo, I had no idea about the synchronicity of those two points where the arcs of light pointed.

  • Bug reputation

    Bug reputation

    The Jequitiranaboia or peanut head bug (Fulgura laternaria) suffers from a terrible reputation: they say it has poison, brings bad luck, and many

  • Talking butterfly

    Talking butterfly

    The monarch butterfly has a very singular characteristic: long migratory journeys take them thousands of kilometers from their birthplace

  • Domesticating a tree

    Domesticating a tree

    Domesticating a tree does not in any way tame or change the nature of that living being. Domestication refers only to the conditions that

  • Great Potoo

    Great Potoo

    From the Nyctibiidae family, the ‘mother-of-the-moon’ is known for a unique type of moan that it emits at night, especially on moonlit nights.

  • An angel

    An angel

    An orchid with open arms, wings and even aureola, a protective angel of nature. I ask myself, again I ask myself, I always ask myself:

  • Little fairy

    Little fairy

    The inevitable question always comes to my mind: who designed you? so perfect! so harmoniously proportioned!

  • A minute violet dot

    A minute violet dot

    A minute violet dot about 40 meters high from an adult and healthy kapok tree, there it was, enjoying the shade of a very sunny afternoon.

  • Immaculate beauty

    Immaculate beauty

    In Central America, it is popularly known as “orquídea de la Virgen Maria” and, certainly, its immaculate beauty justifies

  • Eye to eye

    Eye to eye

    Sorry, I’m just watching your reflected light, and recording it here in my little black box, I’m cool with you!

  • Photographic objectivity

    Photographic objectivity

    The reason for creating versions with horizontal and vertical orientation is basically to have greater elasticity in the graphic layout.

  • Priestess flower

    Priestess flower

    I had obtained authorization to photograph in an area reserved for research, INPA’s Campina Reserve. I had all day to flutter between

  • Riverside children

    Riverside children

    Riverside children have everything to be happy. I saw this happiness in the most isolated communities, I also saw how, as the community

  • My friend the dolphin!

    My friend the dolphin!

    The outstretched hand is the clear sign of communication beyond human words.

  • Fisherman’s joy

    Fisherman’s joy

    In Paraná do Ramos, a channel that runs parallel to the right bank of the Amazon River, I met some fishermen who were going to distant lakes

  • Enchanting dolphin

    Enchanting dolphin

    The dolphin in the photograph with which I swam for a week left unforgettable moments in my memory.

  • Ballerina orquid

    Ballerina orquid

    Notice the arms crossed above the head and the legs, as if standing on tiptoe. Who drew you, dancer?

  • Flying a forest 1

    Flying a forest 1

    Coming from Fordlândia, we flew a short stretch over the Trans-Amazonian roadway and entered the Tapajós National Forest.

  • Dark earth

    Dark earth

    I’ve gone back eleven thousand years, and since I can do that, I’ll also allow myself the luxury of flying over an endless Amazon rainforest.

  • George Huebner

    George Huebner

    The state of Amazonas is deteriorating. The economy is completely at a standstill because of the drop in the price of rubber.

  • Inebriating perfume

    Inebriating perfume

    The discovery of a flowering orchid in the treetops is a celebration. I once stood in the canopy for several hours,

  • Shameless monkey

    Shameless monkey

    The capuchin monkey seems to smell the flower, but make no mistake, he is about to make another prank, as is his nature.

  • Fruit and fish

    Fruit and fish

    On the right bank of the Amazon River, from afar, the riverside canoes showed their great photographic potential.

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