Sunrise on the Rio Palotoa

by Wout Salenbien


As part of my PhD research at Duke University, I examine the link between biodiversity and the geosphere through the fossil records.  This means I get to travel along the Amazon river during my field season to look for fossils.  During my latest trip, I was staying in an indigenous village deep in the Manu Rainforest Preserve.   This photo was taken one morning at sunrise along the Rio Palotoa in Peru.

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