Documenting nature in the Amazon through photographs and sketches

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Pink dolphins

We had seen pink dolphins (Inia geoffrensis) in the Rio Negro before, but some weeks ago we went on a trip specifically to see dolphins. It was great, they would just swim around us. Yes, they were looking for the fish, but they were free to come and go. It was a very nice experience to see them so close.

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sunset Manaus

Ponte Rio Negro, Manaus

I decided to take the challenge to photograph the sunset.  It is a different subject from what I usually photograph. I am happy with this result. I want to try different locations around Manaus to have a different view of the bridge.

The bridge, Ponte Rio Negro, links Manaus and Iranduba, and was inaugurated less than two years ago.  We have crossed it a couple of times.


Encontro das águas – beginning of the Amazon River

O Encontro das Águas.

The meeting of the waters, is where the Rio Negro flows into the Rio Solimões to form the Amazon River.

The Solimões comes from the Brazilian-Peruvian border, down from the Andes.  It is light brown in color.  The Rio Negro originates in eastern Colombia, and then joins the Orinoco in Venezuela, and when it enters Brazil it receives the name Rio Negro. It is colder, heavier, slower-moving and very acidic compared to the Solimões.  It is due to these differences that they flow side by side without mixing for several kilometers, and thus the meeting of the waters occurs.  This is a must for tourists that come to Manaus.

And traveling on a boat down the river admiring this phenomenon is how I celebrated my birthday this year.

Meeting of the Waters, Manaus, Amazonas

Encontro das Águas, Amazon River

encontro das aguas

Encontro das Águas, Amazon River