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My Pictorial View of The Peruvian Amazon

Chris Ralph

his is just a small collection of the many photographs taken during my two week visit to Peru, Iquitos, the mighty Amazon River, its tributaries, and hopefully a small peephole into the life of the population of Iquitos. I hope you will enjoy these pictures of an unforgettable experience.
All photos are by myself or otherwise indicated.

The Author, bottom left.
The Author, bottom left, before setting off down the Amazon.
Photo Credit:
Clare Dignall
My traveling companions at Rio Momon exporters
My traveling companions at Rio Momon exporters.
Taxi driver checking Robin's forgery!.
Taxi driver checking Robin's forgery!.
The fruit market in Iquitos.
The fruit market in Iquitos.
The mode of transport for a shopping trip.
The mode of transport for a shopping trip.
The smiling children of Iquitos
The smiling children of Iquitos.
Fish market of Iquitos. Can you name these fish!
Fish market of Iquitos. Can you name these fish!.
Another view of the fish market and a vast array of varieties
Another view of the fish market and a vast array of varieties.

A pair of shovelnoses fit for any pot
A pair of shovelnoses fit for any pot!
Notice the size of the Red Tailed Catfish, minus head, underneath the table
Notice the size of the Red Tailed Catfish, minus head, underneath the table.
Not only fish but birds too!
Not only fish but birds too!.
The Amazon Explorer our home for the trip down the Amazon
The Amazon Explorer, our home for the trip down the Amazon.
Cetopis species (whale catfish) caught with rod & line off the boat
Cetopis species (whale catfish) caught with rod & line off the boat.
Sandbank in Rio Orosa where I caught Pufferfish.
Sandbank in Rio Orosa where I caught Pufferfish.
A rare view of the Amazon grey Dolphin.
A rare view of the Amazon grey Dolphin.
A magnificent specimen of Megladoras urunoscopus
A magnificent specimen of Megladoras urunoscopus.
Terry and Jools with his deceased Pleco!
Terry and Jools with his deceased Pleco!.
Children at one of the Village schools on the Rio Orosa
Children at one of the Village schools on the Rio Orosa.
Stingray in boat. Notice the bandaged foot!
Stingray in boat. Notice the bandaged foot!
A small piranha caught on rod and line
A small piranha caught on rod and line.

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                                                                                                                                                     Article updated = February 25, 2016
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