Cruising the Amazon

Cruising the Amazon
The waters around Manaus are the major highways of the area and transited by ferries and canoes of every size and shape.
Cruising the Amazon
Deckhand Leandro exhibiting a baby caiman that he grabbed from the river on a night foray.
Cruising the Amazon
This farmer's homestead is raised and covered but open to the air. Life in the Amazon basin, outside of urban areas, is still about subsistence: fish, fruit, and vegetables are all home grown.
Cruising the Amazon
The Amazon region is home to thousands of flower species, including bromeliads, orchids and carnivorous plants.
Cruising the Amazon
A heron takes flight from the wetlands outside of Manaus.
Cruising the Amazon
Workers wade out to a load a boat that will carry liquid propane tanks to another town up the river.
Cruising the Amazon
A local ferry runs through the wetlands outside of Manaus.
Cruising the Amazon
Riverboat ferries take travelers thousands of miles east to the Atlantic Ocean as well as upstream to Peru.
Cruising the Amazon
This cobra was plucked from the riverbank on one of our night expeditions.
Cruising the Amazon
The Rio Negro mirrors a beautiful evening sky.
Cruising the Amazon
Bad weather moves in quickly but nothing halts the futebol games of brasileiros.
Cruising the Amazon
Tucano at anchor as a stormy sky rolls in above us.