El Rey de la Selva, Panacanthus cuspidatus
Crowned like a king, the spike-headed katydid, Panacanthus cuspidatus, is remarkably spiney. Found in the Ecuadorian Amazon rain forest while hiking at night.
Parrot Snake Threat
Threatened by me and my camera, this parrot snake, Leptophis ahaetulla, was constantly striking and dodging around with it's mouth gaping. Found in low-lying dense vegetation camoflaged as a vine in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Sunset over the Tiputini
Hiking up to an open ridge overlooking the rain forest and the Tiputini River that boarders Yasuni National Park I photographed the sun setting. Located in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Yasuni National Park is an Unesco Bioshpere Reserve and World Heritage Site.
Omaka, Tapirus terrestris
Omaka is a Lowland Tapir, Tapirus terrestris, whose mother was killed by the indigenous, Waorani. Left as a young juvenile at the Yasuni Research Station in the Ecuadorian Amazon, she roams free, protected by superstition.
Shag Moth Larva, Acharia sp.
An irritating and stinging rash is the result of brushing up against this Shag Moth Larva, Acharia sp. Chasing it down on the forest floor I photographed this specimen on my belly in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Murine Mouse-Opossum, Marmosa murina, caught in a log.
Walking through the Ecuadorian Amazon at night is full of surprises. Looking into a log with my camera enabled me to photograph this timid Murine Mouse-Opossum, Marmosa murina
Pristimantis aureolineatus is one of two new species described as a result of TADPOLE's research efforts. I work with the TADPOLE Organization photographing all amphibian and reptile species at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Roadside Hawk Detail, Buteo magnirostris
Caught in a mist net, this Roadside Hawk, Buteo magnirostris, was removed and set free after a few quick photos while it was held by researcher, Kimberly Holbrook. Assisting researchers at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the Ecuadorian Amazon presents the opportunity to catalogue the diversity.