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Another tropical flower, and check out the ants  
   

Another tropical flower, and check out the ants

These ants are enormous. They are the Conga ant, and apparently can inflict extremely painful bites for up to 12 hours.
Kinkajus, Kiskadees, Clay licks and more

May 19th 2010
My journey into the Amazon rainforest only got better. After the piranha fishing (very unsuccessfully I might add, tricky little buggers can nibble around the hook), we went on another short hike through the forest. To our delight, just near the lodge, we saw some small black monkeys called Black-Mantle Tamarin. They had been hanging out in the area for a couple of days. Then a short while la ... read more
South America » Ecuador » East » El Coca

Ecuadorian Flag The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
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