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    Hiking in the Laguna Area

    by filipdebont Updated Oct 9, 2003

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    great place to hike

    In the big Laguna Area we also made a hike. We walked for about 4 hours in the hot wet Jungle.

    And as it rained regularly, it was very wet. Lucky for us we could use the rubber boots from the Hot Spots Camp. And we also did have luck with the weather, this time it was not raining.

    During this trip our local guide showed us different plants which the locals use, most of these plants can be used as a medicine.

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    La Laguna Grande

    by filipdebont Updated Oct 8, 2003

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    La Laguna Grande

    The trip to the Big Laguna (Laguna Grande) was pretty exciting.

    The scenery was great. It was very special to see all those trees so deeply in the water.
    In the rainy saison the water level can raise up to 3 meters. Like this a big part of the “dry” land floods.

    I think this is the main raison why the vegetation in this area is very different than what in the rest of the park.

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    Lizards

    by filipdebont Written Oct 7, 2003

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    Lizard on the river bank

    During our boat rides in the Cuyabeno park we did see several lizards (small and big).
    I can tell you that these lizards are very shy, and as soon they hear something they run away, like this it is pretty hard to make a picture.

    Lucky for us this lizard did not run away immediately.

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    Anaconda

    by filipdebont Updated Oct 5, 2003

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    Baby Anaconda

    While eating we discussed with the local guides about the wildlife and the dangerous.

    And they told us about the big snakes, the Anaconda. But they also told us that is was not so easy to see one.

    But then the next day we did spot a baby Anaconda. How exciting

    I agree, it was not a big one, but we had no more reason to complain, we had seen an Anaconda.

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    Sunset

    by filipdebont Written Oct 5, 2003

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    sunset

    The second evening in the Cuyabeno Park, we made a boat trip to the big Laguna (Laguna Grande).

    As the vegetation and the wildlife is different then in the other part of the Park.

    We also went in the late afternoon, in order to see the sunset, and to do some swimming.

    But nobody did swim, as it is not so easy to climb back in the canoe after the swimming.

    But we all enjoyed the magnificent sunset.

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    Black Tamarin

    by filipdebont Written Oct 5, 2003

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    Tamarin

    The last day of our stay in the Cuyabeno Park, we spotted a black Tamarin.

    This small black monkey was sitting high in a tree.

    Thanks to my big lens I could make a clear picture of it.

    Och, it is so exciting to do some animal spotting (that is also one of the reasons I like to go to Africa, for the game drives)

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    Kingfisher

    by filipdebont Written Oct 5, 2003

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    During our bird spotting trips by canoe in the Cuyabeno Park, the bird we did the most was certainly the Kingfisher. It looked very colourful.

    I was not easy to make a good picture, as it is not so easy to make a good picture when you are sitting in a moving and rocking boat.

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    Beautiful Butterflies

    by filipdebont Written Oct 4, 2003

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    The guys, who did work in the kitchen of the Hot Spots Camp, had thrown away a kind of sweet juice not far from the toilet bloc.

    And a few minutes later, many beautiful butterflies came to that place, certainly attracted by the smell of the sweet juice.

    A great opportunity for us to make some pictures of beautiful butterflies. And because of the juice they did not fly away.

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    Prehistoric Hoatzin

    by filipdebont Written Oct 4, 2003

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    Hoatzins

    Our guide book told us that there is a chance that you might see some Hoatzins while visiting the Cuyabeno Park.

    Well in fact we did see a lot of these Hoatzins.

    These beautiful birds looked kind of primitive, as it seemed that they hardly had evolved, it looked as a bird from the prehistoric times.

    The young Hoatzins have claws on their wins same as the famous prehistoric Archaeopteryx.
    Like this they can leave the nest even before they can fly. Whenever they fall out of the nest, with these claws they can climb up the tree again.

    Quite remarkable, isn't it?

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    Black Vulture

    by filipdebont Written Oct 4, 2003

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    During our afternoon boat ride, we spotted a lot of Black Vultures.

    They were sitting on the high branches of the trees, waiting for something to eat.

    You should know that Vultures are scavengers.

    I also did see a lot of Black Vultures during my Mexico - Guatemala - Honduras trip of last year, especially while make the boat ride in the Canon del Sumidero (see the Sumidero page)

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    Bird of Prey

    by filipdebont Written Oct 4, 2003

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    Bird of Prey

    After our morning walk, we returned to the Hot Spot Camp for a delicious meal.

    And in the afternoon it was time for a boat ride in order to spot some birds.

    Och, yes, we were lucky, we spotted a big bird of prey in the forest.

    I think it was a kind of Falcon. But it was not easy to spot and to make a picture as it was deep in the forest a bit hiding behind branches and leafs.

    But I made several pictures, and one of these pictures was very beautiful, as you can see the entire bird at his hiding place.

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    Indian Village

    by filipdebont Written Oct 4, 2003

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    Indian Village

    Our morning walk ended in a small Indian village.

    This village was located near the river, as the river is the only way to get somewhere in this rain forest.

    Our canoes were waiting for us to bring us back to the Hot Spots Camp.

    As we took off, there was still some time to look behind and to take a last picture of the Indian Village.

    And so it was time for some new exciting adventures.

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    Indian housings

    by filipdebont Written Oct 4, 2003

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    houses on pillars

    In the Indian village, all the houses were built on pillars.

    One reason was against the flooding, and another reason was to keep some animals outside.

    Of course it was an excellent hiding place for the animals, as chickens were running around everywhere.

    A small Indian girl was selling small hand made souvenirs.

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    Colourful Fruit

    by filipdebont Written Oct 4, 2003

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    colourful fruit

    In the Indian village there were several trees with colourful fruit.

    It is a pity I can not remember what the name of this fruit was.

    I am sure that our local guide, Freddy, told it. But on such a morning walk you see so much and you hear so much, that it is impossible to memorise it all.
    Of course writing it down immediately could be a solution, but when you are walking in the rain that is not so handy.

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    Old Canoe

    by filipdebont Written Oct 4, 2003

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    old canoe

    Our rainy morning walk ended in a small Indian village.
    As we arrived in the Indian village, it stopped raining, so we could off our ponchos.
    But anyway we were wet, not because of the rain, but because of the sweating under those plastic ponchos.

    The first thing we did see as we came out of the rain forest was an old canoe.
    I don think they still use it, as it looked in not so good condition. Someone said that it was the Titanic canoe version.

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