Recuerdo muy bien cuándo empecé a interesarme por la fotografía de naturaleza, fue en enero de 1994, cuando aluciné con las fotos de guacamayos de Frans Lanting publicadas en National Geographic. Algunos años más tarde pude fotografiar estas aves en el Tambopata Research Center, en la collpa Colorado la más grande y mejor estudiada del amazonas.
I remember exactly when I became interested in wildlife photography, it was January 1994, when macaw’s pictures taken by Frans Lanting published on National Geographic Magazine blown me away. Some years later I had the opportunity to stay at Tambopata Research Center and during some days I really enjoyed photographing these incredible birds at the biggest and best studied clay lick in the amazon basin, the collpa Colorado. #scarlettmacaw#macaws#madaboutbirds#jungles#rainforest#tambopataresearchcenter#tambopatanationalreserve#collpacolorado#claylick#wildlifephotography#naturephotography#peru
When you arrive at 6.00am in the morning to see different parrots and macaws at the Macaw Claylick at Manú, Peru. It was a sunny day. We waited three hours for the red-and-green macaws to finally come down to the claylick from up the trees. More than 100 red-and-green macaws came down. Definitely worth the wait. I felt so lucky having seen so many all at once! Like an 8th worldwonder 😂
As we are wrapping up the year, #macaw chicks development it's been monitored diligently by the #TambopataMacawProjec team. The team led by Don Brightsmith, has been researching several aspects of these birds' ecology and natural history for over 20 years. Join us in celebrating the work of the awesome team of researchers and volunteers. Check the link in bio to learn how to help these threatened birds.
Beautiful images by our friend Carl Safina taken during his recent visit to #TambopataResearchCenter @csafina