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On Oxbow Lake in the Peruvian Rainforest

By handlerstudio  
On the same lake as yesterday's get to the lake, we flew to Puerto Maldonado, on the Madre De Dios River (new the center of a great deal of very destructive gold mining), then a 5 km walk to get to the large canoes to take us to the eco lodge on the lake. The Peruvian government, in an effort to prevent the denuding of the rainforest for agriculture, makes a deal, here, with the family that owns the land on the lake, that they will do no more farming than for their own needs, and sell none of their crops. In exchange, they receive 49% ownership of the lodge. The lodge is totally off the grid; they run their generator maybe 4-5 hours a day. Everything, fuel, food, etc., must be carried in, and all waste and trash carried out. And, the food was terrific, and the guides very knowledgable. For the kids, the rainforest was the highlight of two weeks in Peru.

Tags: Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: ColleenA, gwynn56, S_Psharma and 15 more

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ColleenA Plus
5 358 6 Australia
31 Mar 2013 3:58AM
Oh wow, another awesome image, so serene and love the reflections... what a holidayGrinGrin

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
31 Mar 2013 4:25AM
Extremely lovely picture.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
31 Mar 2013 5:07AM
This is stunning Peter !! Really a super photo Smile I am glad you took the trouble to get there Smile
johnke 5 223 15
31 Mar 2013 7:55AM
A lovely scene and full of good mood...John
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 8:49AM
Wonderful image, just love those reflections

31 Mar 2013 9:34AM
Wonderful image, nice reflections.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
31 Mar 2013 2:17PM
Beauty here, it is a love image!
Thank you all for your votes and comments.


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