Supay Creek & Iricahua Creek & Piranha Creek

May 12, 2018 - Delfin II

Today is a day of creeks! There’re so many tributaries of the Amazon to visit, and we have limited time. We’ll try to see as much as we can so today we’ll see three of them. To make the most of our day we began early. Before breakfast we got into the water on our skiffs, under the expertise of our local drivers and guides. Every time we go out we feel like staying a little longer, though the food onboard the Delfin II is so fantastically good that we end up wiling to return.

Visiting today all three creeks in different areas of the Upper Amazon gave us some better views of things we had seen before and new things to add to the beautiful things we have seen.

We run into some of the interesting people that live here. We had excellent views of the odd-looking three-toed sloths, and we got to see very well today a strange reptile called caiman-lizard that looks like a cross of both creatures (a caiman and a lizard) that feeds on giant snails.

For sure, there’re so many different forms of life here in the Amazon, that it will never cease to surprise us!

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José Calvo

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Nicknamed “Indio” (Indian) because of his powers of observation and quiet nature, José has almost two decades of experience working as a naturalist and photography guide; as well as being recognized as an expert birder and nature photographer in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is rich in biodiversity — over 893 bird species have been recorded in the country. Since very young José spent all of his free time in the outdoors in the forest, where he soon fell in love with the birds. He particularly enjoys listening to their calls, and watching their behavior. Oddly enough, another one of Jose’s passions is science and technology, and because of this, he was among the first in Costa Rica to experiment with digital photography. As the technology quickly improved so did his love for it.  He truly believes that nature photography is the perfect combination of both of his passions.

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