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Cuyabeno River, Amazon Rain Forest | by jimarx
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Cuyabeno River, Amazon Rain Forest

After lunch we got on a canoe for a 2 1/2 hour trip to the camp. Along the way we saw monkeys, sloths, and boa snakes. The reserve is a maze of rivers and tributaries that seasonally flood the forest. The blackwater rivers are dark due to tannins from the decomposing foliage. At the camp site, we stayed in thatch roof huts, no electricity, warm beer, mosquito nets, and tarantula spiders climbing on the ceiling.

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Taken on August 3, 2009