Tag: Peru

Yellow-tailed woolly monkeys!

Most of my posts have been about seeing the Andean bears that I work with in the Peruvian Andes. However, I do also spend whole lot of time with the Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Lagothrix flaviacuda), which is one of the most endangered primate on the planet.     Around where I live there are Yellow-tailed…

Fires around our village

There has been a long drought in Corosha and this is a really bad combination with the slash-and-burn practices people have here. People use fire to clear areas for new plantages. But every now and then, things go wrong. Almost a whole national park was burning down recently in northern Peru, which has put many…

Macro photos from Peru

Today I’ve taken the time to finally do some macro photography. I rarely feel like I have the energy to carry all the extra gear for macro photos, and while collecting data it is simply not appropriate to look at random bugs. But it gives us the possibility to look into an unknown world which I…

Bears in the Andes

Although the family was struggling with the stomach illness, we were eager to go to the mountain to find bears. We had already canceled our hikes to the mountain twice because of new sicknesses. After waiting for months to start this internship, it was frustrating to lay in bed surrounded by the Andes. But on…