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Paul Rosolie  Naturalist/Explorer. Posting dispatches from the front lines of conservation in Amazonia, India, & beyond. #rainforest #wildlife #adventure

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Amazon bottle opener.
Waiting for the boat on the banks of Las Piedras with @royriquelmer and #macaws

Taking the ‘access’ part of packrafting very seriously and hacking straight through this tree fall. Pushing through some deep jungle on a tributary of Las Piedras. At night was the best part, when there were caiman and stingrays everywhere, and fish were jumping out of the stream and landing in our boats. with @mohsinkazmitakespictures and @canadian_explorer

The far west Amazon - 200 ft up. .
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@mohsinkazmitakespictures
@qobentzin
@tamanduaexpeditions

#Repost @gowri_varanashi (@get_repost)
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Paul and I have driven around national parks in southern India extensively, eagerly searching for a tiger spotting. Two years in a row we didn't see any. We saw elephants, guars, deer, dholes and other species but not a tiger. The third year we stayed at the forest guesthouse and started driving on the roads at night. Usually we would see many many eyeshines in the radius of our cars headlights but they would all turn out to be lazily standing or resting chital deers with their gorgeous white spots. One night we saw an eyeshine and Paul said to me, "OK so there is another deer ahead, do a test shot on it to get your camera settings ready in case we finally see a tiger or leopard." So I rolled down my window and Paul rolled his window down and i got ready for Paul to pull up in front of the deer to shine his headlamp towards it. When he did shine his headlamp on it, both of us were stunned! None of us said a word for what felt like minutes because there it was, sitting right in front of my passenger side window looking completely dumbfounded and adorable, the cutest TIGER CUB!! And he stayed there for a long time without moving. When I finally came out of my trance and took a shot, I thought, if the baby is sitting here in front of us, where is the mother? At exactly the same moment I heard Paul slowly rolling up his window for he had thought the same question at that exact moment. We sat there for a while and slowly the cub walked behind the car, crossed the road and disappeared. The best sighting that I will never forget, I could have sat there all night looking at his young face with beautiful big ears and big eyes but he clearly got bored of looking at us in our strange moving vehicle with bright lights.

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One of those days when clouds lay heavy on the leaves. Every time our boat leaves the port, it's a wild guess what the river will show. A jaguar on the banks. Uncontacted tribes. A millennium tree downed and being cut by loggers. Miles and miles of uncut savage jungle high above us.
Jungle days. ----------------------------------------------------------
Pc: @gowrivaranashi
With @harry__turner
@junglekeepers

Acrocinus! This harlequin beetle is an example of the complicated interconnections I love about the jungle. I've never seen this species before - over the course of eleven years in the field at the same site. But a tree fall on one of our nearby trails meant that sap was exposed and these guys came flocking. There were numerous of these giant, brilliant-colored monsters sucking the newly exposed sap. Now, are they specific to this kind of tree? Does it have to do with their reproduction? What the hell kind of tree is it? All questions that need to be answered. The interconnectedness and complexity of the jungle. It's beautiful. So stoked to see this! --
PS: They do not hesitate to bite. We were attacked. There is a video. It's coming.

June 2017 - On the Los Amigos River, Madre de Dios, Peru. We are studying the green anaconda - the largest species of snake in the world. We are also in some of the deepest jungle on the planet. This river is notorious for its nomadic, voluntarily isolated tribes. That means: watch out for arrows. And on top of it all we have the honor of carrying the historical Explorer's Club flag! ..........................................................................
Photo by @davidrphoto
@mohsinkazmitakespictures @canadian_explorer @the_explorers_club
@tamanduaexpeditions

Love the expression on this guy's face. He had no interest in photography -

It’s cold in the jungle. A few days of clouds and cold will get the reptiles craving sun. It’s the best time to find giants. Headed out this week for ten days of exploration and data collection on anacondas and the elusive Amazonian short eared dog. How does the world’s largest snake influence the planets most crucial tropical biome? What are the secrets of the world’s most cryptic canid? We head into the jungle tomorrow to find out - with @tamanduaexpeditions @the_explorers_club
Photo by @mohsinkazmitakespictures

Just back from the field. Last week my plans were ruined because the tribes were moving. Voluntarily isolated nomadic people (uncontacted tribes) are a reality of the west Amazon. In this image from an incident on June 3rd you can see a bamboo arrow (yes that’s an arrow not a spear) embedded in the chest of a local man. Loggers and miners and people of remote communities are squeezing the tribes into a position where they feel they have no other option but to defend themselves. It may be 2017, but down here its a different world. ………………………………………………………………….
**Not my photo. ……………………………………………………………………
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Home sweet home - research station on the Las Piedras River, Peru - dead center in the largest tract of intact tropical rainforest left on earth, the headwaters of the Amazon! .
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Climbing and getting climbed on - above the trees - actually it was a tandem rappel.
@gowrivaranashi
Photo: @normanras

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