Category: Vegetal kingdom

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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).

  • Princess Residents

    Princess Residents

    During the mating season, two toucans (Ramphastos tucanus), also known as the white-throated toucan, begin to regularly visit the Princesa

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bifrenaria rudolfii

    Bifrenaria rudolfii

    In this photographic version, the foreground was then isolated to reduce background brightness and thus allow the main

  • Aphrodisiac perfume

    Aphrodisiac perfume

    This orchid (Catasetum barbatum) it is unique in having male, female, and hermaphroditic flowers, pollinated by male Euglossine bees.

  • 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

  • Perfect symmetry

    Perfect symmetry

    The perfect symmetry of the flower suggests a very complex geometry, which can even be carried on an architect’s drawing board. But

  • Cattleya eldorado

    Cattleya eldorado

    It is mainly present in campinas, in areas of high luminosity, preferentially vegetating on macucu (Aldina heterophylla).

  • Special night

    Special night

    The kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra) was in bloom, and I had had my fill of photographs during the day.

  • Ballerina orquid

    Ballerina orquid

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

  • Poet’s orchid

    Poet’s orchid

    The wooer came, adding more wonders. Yes, the courtier comes to flower to perfume himself, as this is part of his mating ritual.

  • 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.

  • Blue orchid

    Blue orchid

    The orchid like very much to grow near waterfalls, like in the picture, taken near the Neblina waterfall,

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