Article © Julian Dignall, uploaded January 01, 2002.
|Yours truly collecting Brochis and Amblydoras.||ScotCat's Allan James deep in the rain forest on the way to collect some small forest streams.|
|The Catfish Collective
Top Row: Allan, Steve, Giles , Robin, Jools & a statue.
Bottom Row: Alan & Chris.
|An interesting statue in our Iquitos hotel. The fish is a large Doradid obviously headed for the nearest large pot.|
|Collecting in a flooded field not ten minutes boat-ride from Iquitos. We caught Dianema longibarbis and Pimelodus albofasciatus here.||Cautiously approaching a jungle creek. It appears only inches deep, but I will soon sink up to my thighs in clay mud.|
|A very dead armoured catfish found floating in a tadpole infested pool.||Doing the over excited thing where you photograph a pleco that no one can recognize because it is out of water.|
|The onset of dusk brings a mist rolling towards the lone canoeist in the distance.||Our home from home during the trip - the Amazon explorer.|
|Sun dappled Corydoras elegans habitat.||A very happy Jools and a fairly unhappy Corydoras elegans|
|Chris Ralph shows a small Pterodoras caught on hook and line just outside Iquitos.||Lovely cold local brew.|
|Just after this jungle shot was taken a huge, round boulder came hurtling up behind me. Honest.||Allan James with his back to the camera catches another two C. elegans as I look on.|
|A seemingly standard stunning sunset.||The usual suspects leaving another exporters in Iquitos.|
|At an exporters in Iquitos, the colourful tubs each contain a large group of one species of Corydoras.||C. elegans & Y. truly|
|Giles (apparently pronounced Gill-ees in Latin America) and a Tiger Shovelnose (Pseudoplatystoma sp. ) he found lying around in a canoe.||At the market in Iquitos, those are salted Tiger Shovelnose (Pseudoplatystoma sp.) fillets in the foreground.|
|A spider we encountered in the garden of our hotel.||Iquitos taxi culture, NOT for the feint hearted.|
|Clare writing with an Amazonian backdrop while meandering up a tributary.||Meandering down a smaller amazonian tributary.|
|Night fishing for Loricariids whose eyes light up reflecting torch light.||A recently caught Pirhana shows off its fearsome set of teeth.|
|Bright eyed and bushy tailed - Clare and a pet sloth.||The boats skiff - fully loaded with crew, nets and fish nuts.|
|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.||Allan James showing extreme camera shyness in an Iquitos bar built by Mr Eiffel (as in the large Parisian tower...).|
|A Peruvian feast! The white pasta-like food bundles are strips of woven palm heart.||The amazon from the air - breathtaking.|
|Another seemingly standard stunning sunset.||A beetle we encountered on a jungle walk.|
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