It’s been quite a week at Real Scientists as Phil Torres teamed up with Lary Reeves in the Peruvian Amazon and brought us a week chock-full of the most awesome animal spottings and a feel for what field work in one of the planet’s most important tropical rain forests is like.
We were treated, after some slightly terrifying photos of clawless-scorpions-on-faces, real macaws in the wild:
The parade of insects began with a greeting from our insect overlord:
And many, many glorious monkey shots:
We got an awesome insight into field work as the crew climbed up trees, into mud pits and wandered the jungle in daylight and night time to search for new species, new samples and new animal behaviours – while ill, in Lary’s case.
So thank you, Lary and Phil for such an entertaining week – straight from the jungle:
There were also many other critters, including many spiders and frogs and more monkeys. So thank you, Lary and Phil for another spectacular week live front he jungle. Be sure to checkout the Storifys if you missed out on any of the tweets: Storify Part 1 Part 2 .
And then, of course, there was this: coming tantalisingly close to discovering what critter makes these:
Unfortunately due to circumstances out of our control, Phil and Lary weren’t able to make their big announcement about the strange structures first reported by Wired during their time on RS. However, keep following Real Scientists and we’ll be sure to update you when the story breaks officially!
You can follow the continuing adventures of Lary on twitter at @BioDiversiLary and Phil at @phil_torres. You can also find out more about the Tambopata project and work at Peru Nature because we, too: