Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Still in the Afterglow
It has been a week since my return and the afterglow and enthusiasm for this destination has not wained. What an outstanding collection of Mother Nature's flora and fauna, with incredible mammals, reptiles, scenery, and birds buried in an unforgettable landscape of ponds, backwaters, and rivers.

We really hit the cream of South America's "Big Five" with good luck at a Harpy Eagle nest site. This birds feet and talons are impressively massive, significantly dwarfing our Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, and Black Bear. You have got to see it to believe it! A monkey eater, this powerful predator of the sky is not to me missed when seeking out the planet's most notable creatures. All should have the chance to enjoy a visit with this spine tingling avian wonder.