A great hiding spot
This is Kabalebo, a remote and undisturbed place in Suriname.
The only way to reach this destination is by airplane (a small one). After being an hour in the air you will notice that you are surrounded by only green (forest display on the ground). As far as your eyes can reach you will only see hills, mountains and lots of trees. It looks deserted to the naked eye, but a closer look you will see that the forest of Kabalebo is home to many wildlife (big and small)
Both land and water are home to wildlife. Here a few to reckon with.
The Spectacled Caiman seen here on the surface of the Kabalebo river. Well, basically only its snout and eyes are visible above the water, the remaining of its body is invisible. Thanks to the muddy color of the river this caiman feels like one with its surroundings. Quite often its mistaken for a log.
Little Chachalaca's seen here between branches and leaves. I basically wait until these birds appear out in the open to take a nice shot. But most of the time I spot them hiding between the branches, waiting until the coast is clear to cross.
Our friend, the Red-billed Toucan, is seen here hiding under a coconut tree. So it seems, but in reality it was looking for some eggs or hatchlings from a tanagers' nest to satisfy its hunger. There are times these toucans are pretty quiet usually when they are looking for food.
Another resident near the lodge; a Buff-throated Saltator. Great camouflage thanks to its plumage which is blending perfectly well with the green leaves. Usually it is its voice that reveals its true identity.
And here we have the Painted Parakeets. One of the smallest parrots I have seen so far in Kabalebo. Agile, loud but at the same time also cautious. Their voice also is a place tracker, but since they are so small you have to scan the area first to spot a suspicious movement between the leaves.
So it appears to be that the rainforest of the Amazon is a place that won't likely reveals its secret to the outside world unless you like to explore it yourself.
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