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The Amazon basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries.It is the largest reservoir of fresh water on the planet and it is thought that about one fifth of all running water on the planet flows through the Amazon. Home to a huge array of wildlife, it is an increasingly popular tourist destination.
Looking up root system and tree trunk in Amazon forest, Rio Negro, Brazil, December 2009. - Luis Quinta
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Luis Quinta / Looking up root system and tree trunk in Amazon forest, Rio Negro, Brazil, December 2009.
Clouds reflected in the Rio Negro. The Amazon basin, Brazil. - Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Clouds reflected in the Rio Negro. The Amazon basin, Brazil.
Tourists viewing the Giant Water Lilies (Victoria regia) during tour to the meeting of the waters and the Amazon Rainforest, near Manaus city, Amazonas State, Northern Brazil. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Tourists viewing the Giant Water Lilies (Victoria regia) during tour to the meeting of the waters and the Amazon Rainforest, near Manaus city, Amazonas State, Northern Brazil.
Fisherman in boat at sunrise on Rio Negro, Brazil, January 2010. - Luis Quinta
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Luis Quinta / Fisherman in boat at sunrise on Rio Negro, Brazil, January 2010.
Huaorani man returning from a hunt with his primate (woolly monkey) bushmeat. Gabaro Community, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador, June 2007. Model release #GA02. - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Huaorani man returning from a hunt with his primate (woolly monkey) bushmeat. Gabaro Community, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador, June 2007. Model release #GA02.
A Huaorani man seen through leaves in the forest undergrowth. Gabaro Community, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador, June 2007. Model release #GA21. - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / A Huaorani man seen through leaves in the forest undergrowth. Gabaro Community, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador, June 2007. Model release #GA21.
Huaorani man aiming a blowgun up into the canopy to hunt primates. The body of a night monkey (Aotus) is carried on his hip. Gabaro community, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador, June 2007. Model release #... - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Huaorani man aiming a blowgun up into the canopy to hunt primates. The body of a night monkey (Aotus) is carried on his hip. Gabaro community, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador, June 2007. Model release #...
Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix tresmariae) in foliage. Maria Madre Island, Islas Marias Biosphere Reserve, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico, June. Endangered. - Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Yellow-headed Parrot (Amazona oratrix tresmariae) in foliage. Maria Madre Island, Islas Marias Biosphere Reserve, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico, June. Endangered.
Wire-tailed Manakin (Pipra filicauda) male at lek Nr, Iquitos, Amazon, Peru - David Tipling
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David Tipling / Wire-tailed Manakin (Pipra filicauda) male at lek Nr, Iquitos, Amazon, Peru
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in river-side vegetation, Hato La Aurora Reserve, Los Llanos, Colombia, South America. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in river-side vegetation, Hato La Aurora Reserve, Los Llanos, Colombia, South America.
Southern Tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla) female carrying young on her back, Northern Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, South America. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Southern Tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla) female carrying young on her back, Northern Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, South America.
Lake with Victoria waterlilies (Victoria regia). Amazon basin, Loreto, Peru - Juan Manuel Borrero
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Juan Manuel Borrero / Lake with Victoria waterlilies (Victoria regia). Amazon basin, Loreto, Peru
RF- Adult Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) foraging, Northern Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, South America. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.) - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / RF- Adult Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) foraging, Northern Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, South America. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Giant land snail (Megalobulimus sp), Panguana Reserve, Huanuco province, Amazon basin, Peru. - Konrad  Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Giant land snail (Megalobulimus sp), Panguana Reserve, Huanuco province, Amazon basin, Peru.
Malachite Butterfly (Siproeta stelenes) on leaf, forest near Napo River, Amazonia, Ecuador, South America. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Malachite Butterfly (Siproeta stelenes) on leaf, forest near Napo River, Amazonia, Ecuador, South America.
Douroucouli (Aotus nigriceps) three in tree nest, Pacaya Samiria National Park, Amazon, Peru - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Douroucouli (Aotus nigriceps) three in tree nest, Pacaya Samiria National Park, Amazon, Peru
Female Jaguar (Panthera onca palustris) with cub (estimated age 5 months), resting on a fallen tree over the Cuiaba River. Porto Jofre, Northern Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, South America. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Female Jaguar (Panthera onca palustris) with cub (estimated age 5 months), resting on a fallen tree over the Cuiaba River. Porto Jofre, Northern Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, South America.
Leaf Katydid (Cycloptera speculata) camouflaged on leaf, Yasuni National Park, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, South America. - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Leaf Katydid (Cycloptera speculata) camouflaged on leaf, Yasuni National Park, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, South America.
Heleconia flower (Heliconia rostrata) Amazon, Peru. - Cyril Ruoso
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Cyril Ruoso / Heleconia flower (Heliconia rostrata) Amazon, Peru.
Amazon rainforest canopy view with flowering Bromeliad epiphytes growing on a branch of a giant Ceiba tree. Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, January. - Tim  Laman
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Tim Laman / Amazon rainforest canopy view with flowering Bromeliad epiphytes growing on a branch of a giant Ceiba tree. Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, January.
Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) holding onto a branch in a lagoon off the Paraguay River, Taiama Reserve, western Pantanal, Brazil, South America. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) holding onto a branch in a lagoon off the Paraguay River, Taiama Reserve, western Pantanal, Brazil, South America.
White-fronted Capuchin Monkey (Cebus albifrons) in forest canopy, Paujil Nature Reserve, Magdalena Valley, Colombia, South America. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / White-fronted Capuchin Monkey (Cebus albifrons) in forest canopy, Paujil Nature Reserve, Magdalena Valley, Colombia, South America.
Giant Water Lilies (Victoria amazonica) in a lagoon at Porto Jofre, off the Cuiaba River, northern Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, South America. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Giant Water Lilies (Victoria amazonica) in a lagoon at Porto Jofre, off the Cuiaba River, northern Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, South America.
Aerial view of Amazon Rainforest, and the  Manati River, Peru, July 2015. - Mark  Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Aerial view of Amazon Rainforest, and the Manati River, Peru, July 2015.
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana) flying over Giant Waterlily (Victoria amazonica) Pantanal, Brazil - Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana) flying over Giant Waterlily (Victoria amazonica) Pantanal, Brazil
Scarlet macaws (Ara macao) and Red and green macaws (Ara chloroptera) flying over the Amazon at noon. Tambopata Reserve, Madre de Dios, Peru. - Lucas Bustamante
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Lucas Bustamante / Scarlet macaws (Ara macao) and Red and green macaws (Ara chloroptera) flying over the Amazon at noon. Tambopata Reserve, Madre de Dios, Peru.
Red-lored parrot (Amazona autumnalis) Darien National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, Panama. - David Tipling
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David Tipling / Red-lored parrot (Amazona autumnalis) Darien National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, Panama.
Red uakari monkey in tree Amazon rainforest, Brazil, South America - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Red uakari monkey in tree Amazon rainforest, Brazil, South America
Boca do Mamiraua village, a typical village of riverside people of the Amazon, at Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve, near Alvaraes town, Amazonas State, Northern Brazil, November 2012. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Boca do Mamiraua village, a typical village of riverside people of the Amazon, at Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve, near Alvaraes town, Amazonas State, Northern Brazil, November 2012.
Aerial view of flooded forests, Anavilhanas Archipelago, Anavilhanas National Park, in the Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil February 2011. Photographed for The Freshwater Project - Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Aerial view of flooded forests, Anavilhanas Archipelago, Anavilhanas National Park, in the Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil February 2011. Photographed for The Freshwater Project
Aerial view of Amazon rainforest with river, Peru - Mark  Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Aerial view of Amazon rainforest with river, Peru
Amazon river dolphin / Boto (Inia geoffrensis) underwater, Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil, split level, July - Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Amazon river dolphin / Boto (Inia geoffrensis) underwater, Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil, split level, July
Blue and Yellow Macaws (Ara ararauna) in flight, Tambopata Amazon, Peru - David Tipling
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David Tipling / Blue and Yellow Macaws (Ara ararauna) in flight, Tambopata Amazon, Peru
Huaorani man with his pet Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). Gabaro Community, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador, June 2007. Model release #GA03. - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Huaorani man with his pet Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). Gabaro Community, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador, June 2007. Model release #GA03.
Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil - Doc White
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Doc White / Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil
Pink River dolphin / Boto (Inia geoffrensis) Acajatuba Lake, Negro River, Amazonas, Brazil - Franco  Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Pink River dolphin / Boto (Inia geoffrensis) Acajatuba Lake, Negro River, Amazonas, Brazil
Amazon / pink river dolphin / boto (Inia geoffrensis) Rio Negro, Brazil (Amazon) wild animal being fed by local villager, Threatened species (IUCN Red List) - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Amazon / pink river dolphin / boto (Inia geoffrensis) Rio Negro, Brazil (Amazon) wild animal being fed by local villager, Threatened species (IUCN Red List)
Giant Water Lily (Victoria amazonica) flower in a lagoon at Porto Jofre, off the Cuiaba River, northern Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, South America. - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Giant Water Lily (Victoria amazonica) flower in a lagoon at Porto Jofre, off the Cuiaba River, northern Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, South America.
Female Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) swimming in line with young after escaping a Jaguar attack (Panthera onca palustris) in a lagoon off the Paraguay River. Taiama Ecological Reserve, Pantanal... - Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Female Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) swimming in line with young after escaping a Jaguar attack (Panthera onca palustris) in a lagoon off the Paraguay River. Taiama Ecological Reserve, Pantanal...
Aerial view of  Yavari-Mirin River and oxbow lake and Amazon Rainforest, Peru, July. - Mark  Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Aerial view of Yavari-Mirin River and oxbow lake and Amazon Rainforest, Peru, July.
Rainforest along the Rio Negro river, Amazon basin, Brazil - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Rainforest along the Rio Negro river, Amazon basin, Brazil
Lake with Victoria waterlilies (Victoria regia). Amazon basin, Loreto, Peru - Juan Manuel Borrero
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Juan Manuel Borrero / Lake with Victoria waterlilies (Victoria regia). Amazon basin, Loreto, Peru
Black caracara (Daptrius ater) calling, Panguana Reserve, Huanuca province, Amazon basin, Peru. - Konrad  Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Black caracara (Daptrius ater) calling, Panguana Reserve, Huanuca province, Amazon basin, Peru.
Lowland rainforest with sun beams shining through, Panguana Reserve, Huanuca province, Amazon basin, Peru. - Konrad  Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Lowland rainforest with sun beams shining through, Panguana Reserve, Huanuca province, Amazon basin, Peru.
Treefrog on undesrtorey palm frond, River Napo Amazon Basin, Ecuador - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Treefrog on undesrtorey palm frond, River Napo Amazon Basin, Ecuador
Jaguar female at edge of creek {Panthera onca}, Amazonia Basin, Brazil. Captive. - Nick Gordon
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Nick Gordon / Jaguar female at edge of creek {Panthera onca}, Amazonia Basin, Brazil. Captive.
View up into canopy with sun rays shining through the leaves,  lowland rainforest, Panguana Reserve, Huanuco province, Amazon basin, Peru. - Konrad  Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / View up into canopy with sun rays shining through the leaves, lowland rainforest, Panguana Reserve, Huanuco province, Amazon basin, Peru.
Wild male Jaguar in stream, Amazon Basin, Brazil S. America - Nick Gordon
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Nick Gordon / Wild male Jaguar in stream, Amazon Basin, Brazil S. America
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