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Yasuní National Park (2009) | Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve (2009) | Tiputini Biodiversity Station (2011) | Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve (2011) | Pasochoa Forest Reserve (2011)

Yasuní National Park (2009)

Yasuní National Park is located in the Napo Province of southeastern Ecuador. Situated in one of the world's greatest biodiversity hotspots, the Napo rainforest boasts species richness that is without equal. However, the reserve lies over a massive oil field, and is presently threatened by oil extraction.

During ten days of rainforest exploration within the vicinity of Yasuní Research Station, I observed thousands of insect species as well as countless plants and vertebrates. These galleries present a portion of the organisms encountered.
Insects of Ecuador I
Insects of Ecuador I
Arachnids of Ecuador I
Arachnids of Ecuador I
Other Invertebrates of Ecuador I
Other Invertebrates of Ecuador I
Reptiles & Amphibians of Ecuador I
Reptiles & Amphibians of Ecuador I
Flora of Ecuador I
Flora of Ecuador I
Equator Night Sky
Equator Night Sky
Tiputini
Tiputini
Brazilian Tapir (Tapirus terrestris)
Brazilian Tapir (Tapirus terrestris)
Smooth-billed Anis (Crotophaga ani)
Smooth-billed Anis (Crotophaga ani)
termite & bird nests
termite & bird nests
Oropendola nests
Oropendola nests
Oropendola nests
Oropendola nests
hummingbird nest
hummingbird nest
rainforest trail
rainforest trail
Bactris palm forest
Bactris palm forest