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In the Devil's Garden

This odd clearing, locally known as a chacra, is naturally formed as part of a symbiotic relationship between ants and a certain tree.
The Life of a Guacamayero (Macaw Researcher)

May 19th 2009
By my fifth week living at Posada Amazonas I was ready for a break. The eight to ten hours I was spending on the trail every day, while immensely enjoyable, were taking their toll on my body. To make things worse, the lumpy, sagging mattress I had been sleeping on had resurrected an old pelvis injury, which I had earned in a fit of stupidity during a mountaineering trip in Yosemite many years be ... read more
South America » Peru » Madre de Dios » Puerto Maldonado » Amazon Rainforest

Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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