Saturday, November 15, 2014

The last of the lowlands

Here is the last post from the lowlands of Manu. Since I didn't go in chronological order, I don't have an end of the week story for you (That was in the last post!). I will tell you that my time at Villa Carmen was really nice and it was nice to have a break, but I was really happy to be going back to the higher elevation. The lowlands are hot and humid. I prefer the drier air we got at 10,000 feet. So did my hair!
Common longwing (Heliconius erato emma)

Thyridia glasswing (Thyridia psidii ino)

I haven't found the species for this guy yet.

A beautiful dragonfly

Blue-tailed emerald (Chlorostilbon mellisugus)

Sapphire-spangled emerald (Amazilia lactea)

Leaf cutter ants

Leaf cutter ants

Leaf cutter ants

Scarlet and blue and yellow macaws

Russet-backed oropendola (Psarocolius angustifrons)

Sapphire-spangled emerald (Amazilia lactea)

Sapphire-spangled emerald (Amazilia lactea) with it's tongue out

Sapphire-spangled emerald (Amazilia lactea)

Walking stick
 For the last picture, I leave you with a woolly monkey. This guy was yelling to his comrades and the others were throwing sticks at me. Monkeys are not to be messed with, so I got on my way quickly.
Woolly monkey