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Brazil

Brazil

February 1st to March 3rd 2008

A journey with Dragoman.  Starting in Rio de Janeiro and traveling overland to Manaus.

The journey is split up as follows.

Rio and the Carnival

Ouro Preto

Brasilia

Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

The Pantanal

Amazon Houseboat trip

Amazon Jungle trip

Manaus

Wildlife of Brazil

Bird List

For the original Flikr page please link to Brazil 2008.

 

Rio and the Carnival 

Apart from enjoying the Parade in the Sambadrome and the Gay Ball visits were made to Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado (The statue of Christ), to Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, the Favela where the cities poor live, Tijuca forest, Niteroi and Santa Cruz.

Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer

 

Rio de Janerio

 

Rio de Janerio

 

Rio de Janerio

 

Rio de Janerio

 

Rob and Sugarloaf

Mountain

Rio de Janerio

 

Rio de Janerio

 

Rio de Janerio

 

Capacabana Beach

 

Rio de Janerio

 

 

 

Rio de Janerio Cathedral

Inside Rio de Janerio

Cathedral

Inside Rio de Janerio

Cathedral

Inside Rio de Janerio

Cathedral

Inside Rio de Janerio

Cathedral

Inside Rio de Janerio

Cathedral

 

 

Fortress of Santa Cruz

Forttaleza de

Santa Cruz da Barra

Forttaleza de

Santa Cruz da Barra

Forttaleza de

Santa Cruz da Barra

Contemporary Art museum designed by Oscar Niemeyer

Contemporary Art Museum

Rio de Janerio

Contemporary Art Museum

Rio de Janerio

Contemporary Art Museum

Rio de Janerio

Carnival

Sambadrome Parade -

Rio Carnival

Sambadrome Parade -

Rio Carnival

At the Sambadrome Parade -

Rio Carnival

Sambadrome Parade -

Rio Carnival

Before the Gay Ball

 

Sambadrome Parade -

Rio Carnival

Ouro Preto

This town is famous for the now unused Gold mines under the houses.

Oro Preto

 

Oro Preto

 

Oro Preto

 

Oro Preto

 

Oro Preto

 

Oro Preto

 

Oro Preto

 

Oro Preto

 

Oro Preto

 

Oro Preto

 

Inside a gold mine

Oro Preto

Oro Preto

 

Inside a gold mine

Oro Preto

Inside a gold mine

Oro Preto

Inside a gold mine

Oro Preto

Brasilia

Built in four years between 1956 and 1960.  Some interesting architecture but not to everyone's taste.  The Cathedral and Blue Church were worth visiting.

Inside Brazilia Cathedral

 

Brazilia Cathedral

 

Brazilia Cathedral

 

Inside Brazilia Cathedral

 

Blue church in Brazilia

 

Blue church in Brazilia

 

Brazilia

 

Brazilia

 

Brazilia

 

Brazilia

 

 

 

 

 

Chapa dos Veadeiros National Park

This park is situated on the highest plain in Brazil and contains a number of impressive waterfalls.  The rock crystals found in the park are plentiful and the light reflection can be seen from the moon.

Chapa dos Veadeiros NP

 

Chapa dos Veadeiros NP

 

Chapa dos Veadeiros NP

 

Chapa dos Veadeiros NP

 

Rob in Chapa dos Veadeiros

 

Chapa dos Veadeiros NP

 

Chapa dos Veadeiros NP

 

Chapa dos Veadeiros NP

 

Chapa dos Veadeiros NP

 

Large Crystal in

Chapa dos Veadeiros NP

Chapa dos Veadeiros NP

 

Chapa dos Veadeiros NP

 

Chapa dos Veadeiros NP

 

Chapa dos Veadeiros NP

 

 

 

The Pantanal

This vast area of wetland harbors a great amount of wildlife. 

Cattle in the Pantanal

 

Pantanal

 

Neotropic Cormorant

 

Pantanal

 

Pantanal

 

Kingfisher in the Pantanal

 

Pantanal

 

Pantanal

 

Pantanal

 

Pantanal

 

Pantanal

 

Unusual sky formation

 

Dragoman Truck

 

Riding in the Pantanal

 

Caiman

 

Amazon Houseboat

This trip was only taken by Annastina, Tobias and myself.  The two nights spent on the river gave us a great opportunity to see how people live and to enjoy the wildlife of the area.

Our Houseboat

 

Along the Rio Negro

 

In the Jungle

 

Making an animal trap

(demonstration!)

An Amazonian Village

 

In the Jungle

 

A village house

 

Doing the washing

 

Scarlet Macaw

 

Scarlet Macaw

 

Scarlet Macaw

 

Scarlet Macaw

 

Two small Caiman

 

Floating House

including Tree

Rob with Caiman

 

Our Houseboat

 

Rio Negro

 

A back water

 

Houseboats

 

Peace and Tranquility

 

Rio Negro

 

Rio Negro

 

Dolphin

 

Beach on Rio Negro

 

Squirrel Monkey

 

Washing Up

 

Red Howler Monkey

 

Amazon trip

The group spent two nights in the Amazon.  One night in hammocks in the jungle.

Fish for sale

 

Catfish

 

Fish for sale

 

Meeting of the Rio

Solimoes and the Rio Negro

Ready for the floods

 

Local boatman

 

Rob with Three-toed Sloth

 

Seven backs

 

Caiman head

 

Skinning a Caiman

 

Manioc

 

Skinning a Caiman

 

Manioc

 

On the River Solimoes

 

Flooded forest in Amazon

 

A good catch

 

Rio Solimoes

 

Piranha

 

Supper

 

Amazon camp

 

Amazon camp

 

Tarantula

 

Camp fire

 

Tarantula

 

Manaus

Manaus

 

Manaus

 

Manaus Opera House

 

Manaus Opera House

 

Manaus Opera House

 

Manaus Opera House

 

Manaus Opera House

 

Manaus Opera House

 

Manaus Opera House

 

Wildlife of Brazil

Channel-billed Toucan

 

Frigate Bird

 

Bread fruit Tree

 

Black Vultures

 

Buff-necked Ibis

 

Buff-necked Ibis

 

Hyacinth macaw

 

Hyacinth macaw

 

Hyacinth macaw

 

Blue and Yellow Macaw

 

Blue and Yellow Macaw

 

White-eyed Parakeet

 

Jabiru Stork

 

Black-bellied

Whistling-duck

Jabiru Stork

 

Black-bellied

Whistling-duck

Crested carcara

 

Crested carcara

 

Juvenile Yellow-headed

Carcara

Marsh Deer

 

Snail Kite

 

Campo Flicker

 

Butterfly

 

Butterfly

 

Dragonfly emerges

 

Greater Ani

 

Blue and white Swallow

 

Greater Ani

 

Guira Cuckoo

 

Kiskadee

 

Wattled Jacana

 

Wattled Jacana

 

Jacanas on

Victoria Regina Lilies

Snowy Egret

 

Rufous Honero

 

Bay-winged Cowbird

 

Yellow-billed cardinal

 

Southern Lapwing

 

Yellow-billed cardinal

 

Crested Oropendula

 

Great Antshrike

 

Pale-crested Woodpecker

 

Roadside Hawk

 

Laughing Falcon

 

Laughing Falcon

 

Snail Kite

 

Buff-necked Ibis

 

Buff-necked Ibis Courting

 

Greater Ani

 

Chacochacalata

 

Chacochacalata

 

Ruffescent Tiger-heron

 

Squirrel Cuckoo

 

Ruffescent Tiger-heron

 

Squirrel Monkey

 

Squirrel Monkey

 

Squirrel Monkey

 

Red Howler Monkey

 

Neotropic Cormorant

 

Red Howler Monkey

 

Great Black Hawk

 

Amazon Kingfisher

 

Opossum?

 

White-eared Puffbird

 

Unclassified

 

Savanna Hawk

 

Cattle Tyrant

 

Red-creasted Cardinal

 

Kiskadee

 

Possibly a Lesser Elaenia

 

Toco Toucan

 

Common Black Hawk

 

Great Egret

 

Great Egret

 

Great Egret

 

 

 

Probably a Turkey Vulture

 

 

 

Termite nest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensitive Tree (Accacia)

 

Lizard

 

 

 

Ferruginous Pygmy-owl

 

Rhinoceros Beetle

 

 

 

Stick Insect

 

Great Kiskadee

 

 

 

Yellow-rumped Cacique

 

 

 

Caiman

 

Possibly Blue headed

Parrot

Black-collared Hawk

 

Osprey

 

Scarlet Macaw

 

Scarlet Macaw

 

Scarlet Macaw

 

Rob with Three-toed Sloth

 

Tarantula

 

Rob with Caiman

 

Iguana

 

White Woodpecker

 

White Woodpecker

 

White Woodpecker

 

Southern Screamer

 

White Woodpecker

 

Yellow-headed Parrot

 

Little Blue Heron on

Victoria Regina Lilies

Striated Heron

 

Little Blue Heron

 

Yellow-hooded Blackbird

 

Tarantula

 

Cocoi Heron

 

Hyacinth Macaws

 

Black-collard Hawk

 

Swallows

 

Black Caiman (Alligator)

 

Straight-headed

Yellow Caiman

Black-collared Hawk

 

 

 

Victoria Regina Lilies

 

Bird List

Photographed Birds

Amazon Kingfisher
Bare-faced Tiger-heron
Bay-winged Cowbird
Black Vulture
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Black-collard Hawk
Blue and white Swallow
Blue and Yellow Macaw
Blue-headed Parrot
Buff-necked Ibis
Campo Flicker
Cattle Tyrant
Chacochacalaca
Chacochacalata
Channel-billed Toucan
Cocoi Heron
Common Black Hawk
Creasted Oropendola
Crested carcara
Crested Carcara
Ferruginous Pygmy-owl
Great Antshrike
Great Black Hawk
Great Egret
Great Frigatebird
Great Kiskadee
Greater Ani
Guira Cuckoo
Hyacinth Macaws
Jabiru Stork
Laughing Falcon
Lesser Elaenia
Little Blue Heron
Neotropic Cormorant
Osprey
Pale-creasted Woodpecker
Red-billed Toucan
Red-creasted Cardinal
Road-side hawk
Rufescent Tiger-heron
Rufous Hornero
Savanna Hawk
Scarlet macaw
Smooth-billed Ani
Snail Kite
Snowy Egret
Southern Lapwing
Southern Screamer
Squirrel Cuckoo
Striated Heron
Swallows
Toco Toucan
Turkey Vulture
Wattled Jacana
White Woodpecker
White-eared Puffbird
White-eyed Parakeet
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Yellow-headed Caracara
Yellow-headed Parrot
Yellow-rumped Cacique