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Capybara   Leave a comment

Capybaras Near The Tuichi River In The Amazon (08/23/19) — Image by kenne

The capybara has a heavy, barrel-shaped body and short head, with reddish-brown fur on the upper part of its body that turns yellowish-brown underneath. Its sweat glands can be found in the surface of the hairy portions of its skin, an unusual trait among rodents. The animal lacks down hair, and its guard hair differs little from over hair.

Capybaras have slightly webbed feet and vestigial tails. Their hind legs are slightly longer than their forelegs; they have three toes on their rear feet and four toes on their front feet. Their muzzles are blunt, with nostrils, and the eyes and ears are near the top of their heads. Capybaras are herbivores, grazing mainly on grasses and aquatic plants, as well as fruit and tree bark. — Source: Wikipedia

 

Peccaries Near The Tuichi River   1 comment

Peccaries Near The Tuichi River In The Amazon (08/21/19) — Image by kenne

Like a pig, it has a snout ending in a cartilaginous disc and eyes that are small relative to its head. Also, like a pig, it uses only the middle two digits for walking, although, unlike pigs, the other toes may be altogether absent. Finally, its stomach is not ruminating, although it has three chambers and is more complex than pigs.
Peccaries are omnivores and eat insects, grubs, and occasionally small animals, although their preferred foods consist of roots, grasses, seeds, fruit, and cacti—particularly prickly pear. They are found throughout Central and South America and the southwestern United States. — Source: Wikipedia

Downriver On The Amazon Mistress   1 comment

BoliviaTuichi River In The Amazon (August 2019) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Downriver, the jungle fog slowly lifts
Water still murky from heavy rains
Two days earlier in the upriver hills
Making jungle roads almost impassible
To our reaching an indigenous community.

After a meal prepared by Padro’s family
Under a thatch-covered shelter, we
Walked through a field of cattle
Watching suspiciously at a distance
A quick turn of the head, glancing back.

Arriving at the river shoreline before
Completion of the balsa wood rafts
We watched our indigenous crew
Finish preparing our transportation
On what would be my Amazon mistress.

— kenne

Tacana Family On The Tuichi River   Leave a comment

A Tacana Family Headed Down the Tuichi River to Rurrenabaque in the Amazon — HDR Image by kenne

The Tacana people live along the Beni River in the Madidi National Park, Amazon.

The Tuichi River joins the Beni River upstream from the town Rurrenabaque.

Pedro, our Tacana guide demonstrated the indigenous technique of fishing.

Matt did have some success on our Day 3. — Image by kenne

Going Down River On A Foggy Amazon Forest Morning   Leave a comment

Going Down the Tuichi River On A Foggy Amazon Morning — Images by kenne

Ansel Adams has stated, “There are always two people in every picture: 

the photographer and the viewer.” By being in the moment, 

the photographer can help the viewer better understand

and better appreciate the moment.

— kenne

Posted December 20, 2021 by kenneturner in Amazon, Bolivia, Information

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White Egret In Bolivian Amazon   Leave a comment

White Egret In Bolivian Amazon Forest (August 2019) — Image by kenne

Balsa Wood Raft   Leave a comment

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One Of Our Balsa Wood Rafts On The Tuichi River In The Madidi National Forest, Bolivian Amazon (08/20/19)– Image by kenne

“The first virtue of those who seek

the spiritual path is courage.”

— from The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho

Rafting On The Tuichi River   2 comments

BoliviaBalsa Wood Rafting On The Tuichi River In The Bolivian Amazon (8/21/19) — Image by kenne

The fog was beginning to lift,
one hour after breaking camp
on our first full day on the river.

I’m sitting in front with my camera,
Matt paddling behind me as Padro
stands in the rear, steering the raft.

Except for our companion balsa raft,
the river is our’s, stopping only for
fishing and exploring the jungle line.

Padro has promised us that we will
see a jaguar at least once during
time in the Amazon on the Tuichi River.

— kenne

Tuichi River Birds — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Tuichi River Birds — Photo-Artistry by kenne

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

— Henry David Thoreau

 

Mouth Of The Tuichi River   1 comment

Mouth of the Tuichi River in the Bolivian Amazon — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Posted August 27, 2020 by kenneturner in Bolivia, Information, Photo-Artistry

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Balsa Wood Rafting On The Tuichi River   1 comment

BoliviaBalsa Wood Rafting On the Tuichi River, Madidi National Forest — Images and Video by kenne

 

There’s A Story We Must Tell . . .   Leave a comment

BoliviaTy Instructing Matt How To Flyfish — Image by kenne

There’s a story we must tell . . .
Tom’s fly fishing rods travel with us
Everywhere we went in Bolivia.

The rods are not cheap, so we
made sure one of us always had
them with the carry-on luggage.

As fate would have it,
our river location was not
the best place for fly fishing.

Even so, why travel all this way
and not at least do some casting
over the Tuichi river waters?

Tom readied the rods and reels
for Matt to get some practice
with Ty being his instructor.

As the sun went down where
the Tuichi and Beni rivers merge
they cast over the joining waters.

The moral of the story is:
Never travel with fly fishing rods
without creating a memorial moment.

— kenne

(Click here to see more fly fishing images.)

 

 

Day Four Sunset   Leave a comment

River Sunset 8-22-19-3-72.jpgSunset Over the Tuichi and Beni Rivers (Madidi National Park)  — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The sun sets as our tents are sat up and our last dinner on the river is being prepared.
This is also where we will leave the balsa wood rafts.
The remainder of our time on the river will be on the supply boat.

— kenne

 

Nearing The End Of Our River Journey   Leave a comment

Last Camp Site On The Tuichi River-2-72.jpg

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Last Camp Site On The Tuichi River-72.jpgCamp Site On The Tuichi River, Madidi National Park: Last Night — Images by kenne

End of The Journey

In life, some journeys are long
before the destination is reached.
Some may even take a lifetime
with breaks along the way
when we hit rocky ground,
but the end of the journey
is always profound.

— David Harris

 

Macaw Nesting Site In Madidi National Park   Leave a comment

Macow-13-72.jpgMacaw Nesting Site — Images by kenne

Madidi National Park itself contains 11% of the world’s bird species and has been recognized as one of the most diverse places on earth. Most macaw pairs breed once a year, and the female lays her eggs in a nest inside a tree hollow or in a dirt hollow on a cliff face.

MaCaw Nesting Site.jpgPedro leading the way to the Macaw nesting site.

The macaw nesting site is near the junction of the Beni and Tuichi Rivers. From the riverbank, a short trail leads to a viewing platform.  Here one can watch these impressive Red-and-green and Chestnut-fronted macaws fly, call and interact from the platform.

MaCaw Nesting Site-4.jpgThe Macaw Cliff Nesting Site — Chick Here To See More Macaw Images by kenne

 

 

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