The Whole Picture: The Tambopata River

| November 16, 2010 | 4 Comments
tambopatariver The Whole Picture: The Tambopata River

Tambopata National Reserve, Peru

The Tambopata National Reserve (TNR) is part of a 3.7m acre reserve in southeastern Peru. These are some of the most pristine primary rain forests in the world, which include several oxbow lakes and clay licks, where hundreds of birds including macaws feed on clay. This reserve protects the biological diversity of the Tavara and the Candamo Rivers watersheds, as well as the Tambopata itself. The mandate of the reserve is underwritten by a concerted effort sustainable development and conservation of forest resources. The TNR protects habitats ranging from the Andean highlands through some of the last remaining intact cloud forests to the lowland rainforests of the Amazon basin. Over 1,300 bird species (including 32 parrot species—10% of the world’s total), 200 mammal species, 90 frog species, 1,200 butterfly species and 10,000 species of higher plants are protected within this reserve.

Inspired by publications like Life Magazine, National Geographic and online experiences like’s photo blog, images marked as ‘The Whole Picture’  are intended to highlight high-quality, amazing imagery. Kathryn and Daniel will post ‘The Whole Pictureirregulary.  Like all of our photos, it is an original photo not otherwise on the site—it might be fresh from our camera, a new scan of some old film, a product of our fooling around with Photoshop, or a file from the archive that we haven’t posted yet.

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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Check him out on Google+.

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  1. Candice says:

    Wowww, that is the most perfect reflection ever.

    • Daniel says:

      Thanks, Candice. This picture is remarkable, in my opinion, because it really translates the solitude and serenity of that morning. The Amazon, which can be so amazingly active, is really quiet at first light. It’s really quite amaxing.

  2. greg urbano says:

    fantastic sky capture!

  3. Jonathan says:

    Yet again outstanding photography on this site. So rare to find both good blogs, good web design, AND good photography.

    Tambopata and Manu are 2 of the most special places on earth – great that you were able to visit.

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