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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…

  • Children from another era

    Children from another era

    P02_032 Yanomami Reserve, Serra dos Surucucus, in Roraima.Children from another era, heirs of an eco-literate civilization, with higher education for all. It is not about praising a people out of pure ideology or ancestral guilt, but simply recognizing in that people what our people have forgotten: the ability to acknowledge, respect, and care for our…

  • Children to care

    Children to care

    D18_9273 Ships carrying mountainsChildren play carefree by the Amazon River waterfront in Macapá. Ships on the horizon have arrived from afar to load the minerals extracted from the region, they carry entire mountains, the mountains that will be missing for those children, yes, they are taking the children’s mountains (as Airton Krenak would say)… children…

  • Manaus highlights

    Manaus highlights

    The dome of the Amazon Opera House, in perspective with the Negro River, stands out in a long-sought framing of balconies and roofs.

  • Taxizeiros flight

    Taxizeiros flight

    On the horizon of the photo, the Negro river dominates and the channel empties into it or, interestingly, it can also reverse

  • Awarded forest

    Awarded forest

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

  • Natural calendar

    Natural calendar

    Maybe the riverside people’s feelings are not enchanted by that spectacle, as I am.

  • 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.

  • I am from river…

    I am from river…

    When referring to his homeland, he does not say that he was born in such a city, but in such a river: ‘I am from Juruá!

  • 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)

  • Let me piss

    Let me piss

    Civilized humans don’t urinate like that anymore, humans have a politely closed little room and deposit their waste and draw 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

  • Butterfly mating

    Butterfly mating

    The couple of lovers posed on a branch near me, I dropped my gear bag, mounted a long focal lens

  • Calibrated adrenaline

    Calibrated adrenaline

    A really effective attitude in approaching wild animals is the ability to control the internal level of adrenaline.

  • Ephemeral flower

    Ephemeral flower

    That is, until one day, suddenly, she opened the doors of her cathedral to me, ten years after our first meeting.

  • Felid complicity

    Felid complicity

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

  • Way of light

    Way of light

    Essential and reduced to a minimum, the canoe hull requires a skill acquired since childhood, playing and naturally learning

  • Not bored, maybe sad

    Not bored, maybe sad

    The monkey in the photo, like all the monkeys in the collection, doesn’t have a bored face, never, it just seems to have a sad face.

  • 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…

  • The soul of the fish

    The soul of the fish

    The riverside fisherman knows the laws of physics, but in a different way from how they are taught in schools…

  • What? Hybrid?

    What? Hybrid?

    When two species such as C. eldorado and C. violacea, despite having different flowering times, due to special circumstances…

  • Dark wonder

    Dark wonder

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

  • Tender sloth

    Tender sloth

    Tenderly looking at the camera, naturally smiling, they are the mother and child of a sloth. It lives off the impeccable balance…

  • Woman in charge

    Woman in charge

    In the white waters of the Solimões River, the riverside woman rolls up, steering the boat by the bow.

  • 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…

  • Total trust

    Total trust

    It is recognized that Amazon River Dolphins change their behavior in the presence of children and pregnant women

  • A tree and a rope

    A tree and a rope

    This is dangerous, irresponsible and useless, and, worse still, subjects the child to the risk of an accident. Is it really?

  • 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…

  • Superpredator

    Superpredator

    The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a superpredator and can theoretically prey on any terrestrial or semi-aquatic vertebrate in Central…

  • Spider monkey puppies

    Spider monkey puppies

    I arrived at the river dweller’s house, greeted the whole family, and noticed that in a corner of the backyard there were two spider monkey puppies…

  • Dear baby

    Dear baby

    Sheltered, protected, pampered, the baby monkey grows in the safest place in the world. He is the mother’s absolute priority…

  • Terrifying sound

    Terrifying sound

    The red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus) is the loudest land animal in the world, with its calls reaching up to 140 decibels…

  • The last ray

    The last ray

    At sunset, one of the tallest trees in the area, the angelim-ferro (Dinizia excelsa), bathes in the gold of the last ray of sun over the forest…

  • Fairy dust

    Fairy dust

    The humid tropical forest is hot and dense, considered the oldest ecosystem on Earth. The Equator line runs through the Amazon…

  • Thousand eyes

    Thousand eyes

    It’s 6:33 in the morning, the sun’s rays have already invaded the Abra144 valley with all the heat of the month of August.

  • The riverine landscape

    The riverine landscape

    On the edge of Lake Piranha, the river dweller collects his fishing net in a breathtaking landscape. Breathtaking for whom?

  • In the kapok shade

    In the kapok shade

    It’s the month of April and the water is already on the pillars of the blockhouse. The kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra) also feels the tickle

  • The thinker

    The thinker

    The white-fronted capuchin monkeys are commonly known as cairara (Cebus albifrons). They are highly intelligent…

  • Classroom

    Classroom

    How about this classroom? Mounted on the Filhote, a young samaumeira, near a jungle hotel, the table was

  • The jaguar, my neighbor 4

    The jaguar, my neighbor 4

    In the following months I created a certain expectation, I looked for Charlie in all the new records, thinking that he would record again,

  • 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).

  • Shool day

    Shool day

    In Paraná do Ariaú, it’s just another day. The father is already at work, the boys go to school, and this is the house where the family lives.

  • Water Paths

    Water Paths

    In the floating village of Cacau Pereira, water is present in everyday life, at the doorstep, below and all around. This same water,

  • 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.

  • Gigantic arapaima

    Gigantic arapaima

    The arapaima lives in Amazonian lakes, in poor oxygen water. That is why the arapaima has a rudimentary respiratory apparatus

  • Enchanted

    Enchanted

    She was a cunhã (pretty girl) who lived in one of those great lakes in the counãryside of the Amazon.

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