All text copyright  2003-2014 by Eitan Grunwald.   All photographs copyright  2003-2014 Eitan and Ron Grunwald  (except photographs by others copyright per photo credits).  All rights reserved.
AMAZON
May 2005
 11 of 11
AMAZON
May 2005
 11 of 11
In addition to what we and our crew found, local villagers (usually children) would bring animals for us to photograph.  Once word got out there were gringos who would swap tee-shirts and baseball caps for herps, we had a small stream of friendly folks who stopped by to show us what they’d caught.   One villager even flagged us down from shore while we were cruising the river at night.  He’d caught something in his fishing net, and was holding it up for us to see.  We gratefully accepted his offer, and the next morning we photographed the last herp of our trip. It was an exhausting, exhilarating week.  I loved being sequestered so deep in the wilderness, exploring the river and rainforest at any time, everywhere surrounded by new discoveries.  It was a herper’s dream  occasionally awakened by screaming rats but I miss even those.    
All text copyright  Eitan Grunwald.  All photographs copyright  Eitan or Ron Grunwald  except photographs by others are copyright per photo credits.  All rights reserved.  Terms  Dirk Stevenson
Crocodile Tegu Crocodilurus amazonicus
Spectacled Caiman Caiman crocodilus
Green-Striped Vine Snake Xenoxybelis argenteus
Mata-Mata Chelus fimbriatus
Western Twist-Necked Turtle Platemys platycephalus
Northern Caiman Lizard Dracaena guianensis