Shane's World Right Arrow Geography Right Arrow The Peru 2000 Series, Part 3 • Jools' Pictures • Article © Julian Dignall, uploaded January 01, 2002

Click for larger image Yours truly collecting Brochis and Amblydoras. Click for larger image  ScotCat's Allan James deep in the rain forest on the way to collect some small forest streams.
Click for larger image The Catfish Collective
Top Row: Allan, Steve, Giles , Robin, Jools & a statue.
Bottom Row: Alan & Chris.
Click for larger image An interesting statue in our Iquitos hotel. The fish is a large Doradid obviously headed for the nearest large pot.
Click for larger image Collecting in a flooded field not ten minutes boat-ride from Iquitos. We caught Dianema longibarbis and Pimelodus albofasciatus here. Click for larger image Cautiously approaching a jungle creek. It appears only inches deep, but I will soon sink up to my thighs in clay mud.
Click for larger image A very dead armoured catfish found floating in a tadpole infested pool. Click for larger image Doing the Aqualog thing and photographing a pleco that you simply can't recognize because it is out of water.
Click for larger image The onset of dusk brings a mist rolling towards the lone canoeist in the distance. Click for larger image Our home from home during the trip - the Amazon explorer.
Click here for a larger image Sun dappled Corydoras elegans habitat. Click here for a larger image A very happy Jools and a fairly unhappy Corydoras elegans
Click for larger image Chris Ralph shows a small Pterodoras caught on hook and line just outside Iquitos. Click for larger image Lovely cold local brew.
Click here for a larger image Just after this jungle shot was taken a huge, round boulder came hurtling up behind me. Honest. Click for larger image Allan James with his back to the camera catches another two C. elegans as I look on.
Click here for a larger image A seemingly standard stunning sunset. Click for larger image The usual suspects leaving another exporters in Iquitos.
Click here for a larger image At an exporters in Iquitos, the colourful tubs each contain a large group of one species of Corydoras. Click here for a larger image C. elegans & Y. truly
Click for larger image Giles (apparently pronounced Gill-ees in Latin America) and a Tiger Shovelnose (Pseudoplatystoma sp. ) he found lying around in a canoe. Click here for a larger image At the market in Iquitos, those are salted Tiger Shovelnose (Pseudoplatystoma sp.) fillets in the foreground.
Click for larger image A spider we encountered in the garden of our hotel. Click for larger image Iquitos taxi culture, NOT for the feint hearted.
Click for larger image Clare writing with an Amazonian backdrop while meandering up a tributary. Click for larger image Meandering down a smaller amazonian tributary.
Click for larger image Night fishing for Loricariids whose eyes light up reflecting torch light. Click for larger image A recently caught Pirhana shows off its fearsome set of teeth.
Click for larger image Bright eyed and bushy tailed - Clare and a pet sloth. Click for larger image The boats skiff - fully loaded with crew, nets and fish nuts.
Click for larger image The first night of three where we were visited by countless hundreds of flying insects. Night one was mayfly and the odd beetle or three. Click for larger image Allan James showing extreme camera shyness in an Iquitos bar built by Mr Eiffel (as in the large Parisian tower...).
Click for larger image A Peruvian feast! The white pasta-like food bundles are strips of woven palm heart. Click for larger image The amazon from the air - breathtaking.
Click for larger image Another seemingly standard stunning sunset. Click for larger image A beetle we encountered on a jungle walk.

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