Manu Road ecosystem, Peru, landscapes and wildlife

Laguna de Huarcapay
Laguna de Huarcapay

a short drive east from Cusco

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Rio Quencomayo valley
Rio Quencomayo valley

linking Cusco with Paucartambo

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near Wayqecha
near Wayqecha

around 3,000 metres

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Puente Union
Puente Union

up the road from Cock of the Rock Lodge

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Brown Capucin family
Brown Capucin family

daily visitors to the bird garden at Cock of the Rock Lodge - but they always look glum and nervous, and scratch perpetually

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stream at Quitacalzon bridge
stream at Quitacalzon bridge
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Lake at Villa Carmen
Lake at Villa Carmen
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Hoatzin
Hoatzin

at Villa Carmen

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Trucha 2, Villa Carmen
Trucha 2, Villa Carmen
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Shield bug (?)
Shield bug (?)

at Villa Carmen

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Rio Kosnipata
Rio Kosnipata
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Atalaya Mirador
Atalaya Mirador

view looking north

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Pillcopata
Pillcopata

approaching across the box girder bridge

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Floral bract
Floral bract

Chontachaca

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Fresh water crab
Fresh water crab

Chontachaca

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Chontachaca forest track
Chontachaca forest track
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Fruit bunch
Fruit bunch

Chontachaca

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Pillcopata store
Pillcopata store
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near Rocatal
near Rocatal
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Damselfly
Damselfly

Rocatal

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Around Rocatal
Around Rocatal
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Rio Kosnipata
Rio Kosnipata

view downstream from my room at Paradise Manu Lodge

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View east
View east

towards Amazonia from the Virgin Mary shrine

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View down Rio Union
View down Rio Union

from near Rocatal

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Quetzal species
Quetzal species

female, in the Rocatal area

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stream at Pacchayoq
stream at Pacchayoq
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Approaching Wayqecha
Approaching Wayqecha
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The huge landslip
The huge landslip

on the higher reaches of the Manu Road. We cross this with hearts in mouths!

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Manu Road valley
Manu Road valley
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Looking back...
Looking back...

...from the watershed. Back again some day...

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Pisac
Pisac

nestling in the Urubamba valley

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Cusco
Cusco

massive urban sprawl filling the valley

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Sacsayhuaman
Sacsayhuaman

Inca site above Cusco - classic Inca foundations

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