The Blue-fronted Amazon is a mainly green parrot about 38 cm (15 in) long. They have blue feathers on the forehead above the beak and yellow on the face and crown. Distribution of blue and yellow varies greatly among individuals. Unlike most other Amazona parrots, its beak is mostly black.
The waterfall of San Rafael is 180 km from the city of Quito. The mighty and the spectacular waterfall was formed where the river enters the estuary of Coca river. San Rafael waterfall is located 1650 meters above sea level, within the National Park.
The Amazon rainforest is a critical influence on South American climate and one of the world’s most important carbon banks. Covering almost as much land as the contiguous United States, the Amazon is home to 20 percent of the planet’s animal and plant species and stores the equivalent amount of carbon as a decade of global fossil fuel emissions in its trees. It plays a crucial role in the precipitation cycle of South America and pumps oxygen into the atmosphere, earning it the nickname, the “Lungs of the World.”
Heliconia Amazon River is located on the banks of the majestic Amazon river (margin left side) in Yanamono’s Communal Reserve, to 80 km away (50 miles away) from Iquitos City. Reserve that deserved the recognition to possess the most quantity of arboreal species in this part of Amazon jungle.
A diver finds a giant anaconda on the bottom of the Amazon river. I could not imagine the snake can be so massive in size.
The Amazon is a rainforest in South America. It encompasses 1.2 billion acres (7 million km²), with parts located within nine nations: Brazil (with 60% of the rainforest), Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. This forest represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests. States or departments in four nations bear the name Amazonas for the Amazon.
More than 60 percent of the Amazon rain, forest lies within Brazil’s borders.
one can see how beautiful it looks.
Following the passing of a much disputed and controversial forestry bill, the Brazilian government came out on Tuesday with data showing how deforestation of the world’s largest rainforest is on the decline. Forestry bill opponents don’t think that trend will last.