Sunrise over the Amazon:
1. Lichen camouflaged longhorn beetle:
2. Orbweaver spider (Argiope sp.):
3. Stinging flannel moth caterpillar (Megalopyge sp.) a.k.a. the Donald Trump caterpillar
4. Weevil with cordyceps fungus (Ophiocordyceps cucurlionidae):
5. Female double-toothed kite (Harpagus bidentatus) preening:
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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