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1 tag and 2 profiles in descriptionOne final image before I head back into the rainforest for a week. The only good that can be wrought from a snake that is killed is the opportunity to show children they are beautiful creatures which deserve respect and the chance to live. Here conservationist and Explorer @paulrosolie shows kids from a small village an 11 foot female anaconda that was killed for eating a neighborhood chicken. This is important work, for sure. @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure
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1 tag and 3 profiles in descriptionClose up of a Piranha that was caught by a local man. Fish is an important part of the diet for people here , problem is most fish in this region are loaded with mercury from the rampant illegal gold mining. The mercury is used to bind the flakes of gold together so they can separate it from the sediment of the river bottom. Wth studies confirming high levels of mercury in fish and in people in the Madre de Dios region , researchers wonder what the mercury levels would be in a aquatic creature at the top of the river food chain, like green anacondas. Researchers im with hope to find out. Scary thing is they suspect the levels could be quite high because of bio accumulation. Thing is : we need to catch quite a few big snakes. Anyways, heading Back out into the jungle for a week. Be back in 7 days with more to share then. We resume searching for anacondas June 1st. Thanks for following the journey! @eddiebauer @paulrosolie @mohsinkazmitakespictures #liveyouradventure
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5 tags and 1 profile in descriptionThe earth seemed angry this day. Strong winds appeared out of nowhere and in an instant the air felt cold and unforgiving. The locals said this is the arrival of a "friaje" , cold fronts that move in to this region between May and October. I hope this cold means we see more giant snakes as we still haven't found one. Shot on a river in the Western Amazon of Peru while documenting illegal gold mining. @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #amazon #rainforest #peru #conservation
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9 tags and 2 profiles in description11 days of searching for green anacondas and we still haven't found one. It is very likely because of weather (not cold enough yet) . The disturbing thing is in that same time we've come across the head of one anaconda killed by a miner and tonight, just 2 hours ago, we visited a neighborhood of sorts on the outskirts of Puerto Maldonado to photograph this approximately 11 foot female anaconda that was killed with multiple machete blows to the head. The man who killed it said the snake was trying to eat his chicken. He also said that the place he lives was once a swamp and the government filled it with sand and the little swamp left is why anacondas still hunt their livestock. Almost nothing is known about anacondas in the Amazon rainforest and nothing is known about the health of their population. One thing is certain: they are regularly being killed when they come in contact with humans. @junglekeepers is exploring ways to convince locals not to kill snakes. #peru #anaconda #puertomaldonado #amazon #rainforest #snakesofinstagram #snakes #conservation @eddiebauer makes this work possible #liveyouradventure
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10 tags and 2 profiles in descriptionRivers are the highways of the Amazon and It is believed green anacondas use them as such and travel up and down to reach areas for breeding and feeding. We spent 5 days in a 18 foot boat made of wood looking for anacondas basking on the riverbanks but didn't find a single one. It is likely because this area of Peru hasn't had a cold spell yet, called a "friaje" , which will bring anacondas out of the water to warm up in the tropical sun here near the equator. Special thanks to @skbcases for helping me keep cameras dry and sand free. @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #peru #amazon #rainforest #jungle #adventure #snakes #anacondas #madrededios #tambopata
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We've spent a week looking for anacondas and we haven't found a single one. Today though a miner who lives in Puerto Maldonado showed us the head of one he killed. The culture of killing snakes is pervasive and incredibly unfortunate. I know this work won't change that but perhaps it will be a part of incremental progress. Even if I can convince one person, I'll feel better. Shot on my iPhone.
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5 tags and 2 profiles in description@mohsinkazmitakespictures chest deep in a murky water swamp in the Western Amazon of Peru looking for anacondas. If he or another team member finds an anaconda they jump on it and call over the rest of the group to help keep it under control. Once the snake is secure they measure it, weigh it, photograph it, and check the sex. They also take gps coordinates. It is crazy hard trekking through these places but everyone is motivated knowing every snake found brings us one step closer to knowing how to better protect it. #amazon #anacondas #peru #southamerica #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer
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1 tag and 1 profile in descriptionEarly morning on a remote tributary somewhere in the Western Amazon of Peru. Out exploring the region to look for green anacondas, the largest snake in the world. Little is known about these secretive creatures. #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer
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1 tag and 1 profile in descriptionDog guarding plantains (giant bananas) in the Peruvian Amazon. Shot on iPhone. In the field thanks to @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure
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5 tags and 1 profile in descriptionDay 1 in the Amazon and already I've found intelligent animals in cages. They were Almost certainly taken from the wild. Terribly sad and unfortunately there seems to be no end in sight for the illegal wildlife trade. Will be posting as much as I can from here so you can follow along as we look for wild Green Anacondas, the largest snake in the world. #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer #peru #amazon #jungle #madrededios
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1 tag and 1 profile in descriptionDetails. Exumas. Bahamas. Island hopping 2018. #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer
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1 tag and 1 profile in descriptionGreen sea turtles in clear, calm water. Exumas, Bahamas. #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer
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