This post has been a long time coming. This past December we went to the Amazon with Lauren and Ethan and stayed at a lodge along the river. Caitlin already posted the pictures of the river and Laguna Grande. It was my job to post the pictures of the cool animals and plants that we saw. I was remiss on my duties. So I have finally gotten around to posting. The amount of animals we saw was amazing. We were aware that it if often times hard to spot wildlife because of the dense vegetation. But we quickly learned that someone in out group was lucky and that traveling along the river allowed you to see a lot more because the canopy was a little less dense. The trip as a whole was amazing but it got better with every river bend we rounded. Our guide kept putting point values on everything we saw. But it got to a point that even our guide couldn’t believe our luck. By then end he said the only thing left to see was a jaguar. Unfortunately we did not get to see one of those but at no point was I disappointed. So I will let you judge the pictures for yourselves.
We got a chance to go fishing for piranhas and Lauren was the first one to catch one.
Last but not least we saw a sloth. Not only was he moving but he was eating. Much cooler than the last time we saw sloths in the wild. Man do they move slow.