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.