Shane's World Right Arrow GeographyRight 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 over excited thing where you photograph a pleco that no one can 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.

Back to Shane's World index.