|Little Boy- Ken excited to see us at Manu National Park 4000 m|
Arriving in Lima from a flight from Cusco we started with adjusting to the higher elevation with sipping Coco Tea. This herbal tea has amazing qualities to help with the risk of altitude sickness. Our driver, Yirilo met us the next morning to drive us down through the mountains and into the Amazon. You can’t help but be in awe of the amazing landscapes photo opportunities. Rolling hills, winding roads and a variety of trees brush the landscapes.
DRIVING FROM LIMA TO MANU NATIONAL PARK
On our way to Manu National Park, a home to different ecological zones between 4,000m (13,120ft) and 300m (984ft) above sea level we meet some local people living at these extreme high levels. There are over 1000 species of birds, 200 species of mammals, many reptiles and 10% of all the plant species on the planet have been recorded within the park's boundaries. You can’t help but have an amazing feeling and feeling a bit light headed being over 4000 meters in elevation. The fresh oxygen going into your lungs is like having a complete body detox and the views are incredible! Along the way we spotted a Smooth Billed Ani, a Yellow Headed Vulture, Highland Mot Mots, and Oropendolas.
|Cock of the Rock - Male|
DOWN TO THE AMAZON
|Little Woodstar Hummingbird|
|Rufous Crested Coquette - Male|
|Rarely seen during the day, this Ladder-Tailed Night Jar appeared from under a rock. |
Night Jars are nocturnal.
|Long- Tailed Slyph Hummingbird|
|Woman on the mountain looming and looking after her sheep|
Machu Picchu Ruins
|Jennifer, David, Stephanie and Jay at the ruins|
|Alpaca - Peruvians make wool sweaters, hats, blankets from the wool.|