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Yasuni national park part VIII

 
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Jan 19, 2018 03:54 |  #1

Sunrise over the Amazon:

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1. Lichen camouflaged longhorn beetle:

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2. Orbweaver spider (Argiope sp.):

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3. Stinging flannel moth caterpillar (Megalopyge sp.) a.k.a. the Donald Trump caterpillar

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4. Weevil with cordyceps fungus (Ophiocordyceps cucurlionidae):

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5. Female double-toothed kite (Harpagus bidentatus) preening:

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6. Mushroom:

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The bend in the bow - An oxbow lake from a drone's eye perspective.
The formation of an oxbow lake is a long process that requires first the erosion (and deposition on the opposite side) of the river banks, gradually forming the iconic sinuous curves termed 'meanders'. These meanders over time become more and more curved, until they essentially form a loop. During a flood or time of high water flow, the river can cut off the loop and once again proceed in a straighter, more efficient water course. What was the loop, now forms a horseshoe or oxbow lake as the river gradually recedes away from it.

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Jan 19, 2018 04:06 |  #2

mr.white wrote in post #18544253 (external link)
The bend in the bow - An oxbow lake from a drone's eye perspective.
The formation of an oxbow lake is a long process that requires first the erosion (and deposition on the opposite side) of the river banks, gradually forming the iconic sinuous curves termed 'meanders'. These meanders over time become more and more curved, until they essentially form a loop. During a flood or time of high water flow, the river can cut off the loop and once again proceed in a straighter, more efficient water course. What was the loop, now forms a horseshoe or oxbow lake as the river gradually recedes away from it.

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Great photos! What you've described here is what we in Australia call a billabong. :)


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Jan 19, 2018 18:55 |  #3

Very cool shots. I almost missed the parrots? in the upper right corner of the first image.

As for the DT cat, I'm still searching for one of those. I've found 5 of their neat little trap-door cocoons over the last couple of years, but they were always vacant. The little door closer is so tight, I can't imagine how the moth ever gets out. The cocoons have a little recess on top that they fill with those hairs, so even that can sting the unsuspecting.




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Jan 19, 2018 19:04 |  #4

Interesting selection, amazing caterpillar.


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Jan 19, 2018 23:43 |  #5

Thanks Pippan, Toby and Keith, always appreciated.

Keith - unfortunately I can't offer too much advice on the search. I saw quite a few in Tambopata, Peru, there seems to be a significantly higher lepidopteran abundance there. In Yasuni I only saw the one on a tree isolated and nestled between the elephant ears on the border of a lake.


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Jan 20, 2018 00:43 |  #6

Fantastic Paul. Love your work. The opening landscape shot is a nice addition.


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Jan 20, 2018 01:02 |  #7

Wonderful series - also love #1
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Jan 24, 2018 08:59 |  #8

Out of the actual macro images, I like the weevil the best though that may be because I felt a little sorry for the critter.


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Jan 30, 2018 03:31 |  #9

Thanks Steven, Brian, and cyberdyne, much appreciated.


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Jan 30, 2018 07:16 |  #10

Fantastical landscape!
Great finds, found the Trump caterpillar amusing :D


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Jan 31, 2018 10:59 |  #11

Stunning series!


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