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The following photos were taken during our recent Amazon expeditions. Click the thumbnails to view larger versions.

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Sunset on the Rio Negro. Every night ends in spectacular sunsets during the prime fishing season.
It is the best time to relax and go for a swim after a long day of fishing.

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October/2001
Cichla intermedia - the blackbelly peacock bass is considered one of the
best sportfish. Adults have beautiful red yellow and green colors!
November/2001
Tour guide Yamamoto fishing along the banks of an Igarape. In the dry season large fish are concentrated in these slow-moving sidearms.
November/2001
Short sturdy rods are the best way to go. Metal leaders are essential as piranhas are capable of severing any line and even leave bitemarks on the lures!
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Amazon Fishing Trips
Amazon Fishing Trips
Amazon Fishing Trips
November/2001
A good sized Tucunare (peacock bass) that will be served for dinner the same night!
November/2001
Beautiful still waters in the Igarape Jakari - a great spot for peacock bass and arrowana fishing.
November/2001
Cichla temensis - the jewel peacock bass - is the most spectacular cichlid fish you will be catching.
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Amazon Fishing Trips
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December/2001
Adult peacock bass develop a slight hump on their heads.
December/2001
Our river boat on the Rio Negro at nightfall.
December/2001
An adult jeweled peacock bass caught among fallen trees in the Igarape Turuxi.
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Amazon Fishing Trips
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December/2001
Fisherman out on the river, after the peacocks.
December/2001
The peaceful beauty of a white-sand beach.
December/2001
A rushing waterfall near the edge of a forest.
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Amazon Fishing Trips
Amazon Fishing Trips
Amazon Fishing Trips
December/2001
As the day ends it's time for a delicious BBQ.
December/2001
A scene of total beauty – the splendor of the wild forest.
December/2001
Every evening you will see a magnificent sunset.
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Amazon Fishing Trips
Amazon Fishing Trips
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December/2001
Iguana females leave the safety of the forest to lay their eggs in burrows on the beaches.
December/2001
This small monkey is one of many species that can be observed frequently.
December/2001
Another gorgeous catch! Giant peacock bass are everywhere.
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Amazon Fishing Trips
Amazon Fishing Trips
Amazon Fishing Trips
December/2001
A small plane will take you to the upper Rio Negro. Brazil has the safest flights in the world.
December/2001
Red Ibis prey on fish left behind in dried up lagoons and pools.
December/2001
The Toucan is one of the most striking birds in South America.
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