My favorite Shuar girl photo
In addition to showering everyone with water, Carioca foam and visiting the Shuar which was touristy but fun and interesting we visited zoos (the Ecuadorians seem to dote on capturing animals from the eastern part of the country) – this would correspond to the Amazon watershed/rainforest. The condition of the zoos ranged from decent to pretty awful. I’ve tried to show the animals as unfettered but you could see the behavior of being caged for years on end.
Many or all of the zoos styled themselves as animal rescue as well and so, I suppose, they are doing a good job.
And this young tigrillo that tagged this gringo’s shirt with one claw as I was taking a photo of the “bush dog”
Here’s the bush dog or perro de la selva that I was intent on photographing when the tigrillo tagged my shirt and nearly my chestSpeothos venaticus
The Orichedeario at Fatima
Not to mention bromeliads
Next, something completely different and manmade the hydroelectric dam at Paute which supplies Ecuador with over 50% of it’s electricity.