Every decade or so, SouthWild researchers discover something shockingly important in some corner of the Amazon. SouthWild’s most significant Amazonian discovery ever might be from January 2017, when we learned from Harpy Eagle biologist Dr. Everton Miranda that a huge, Pennsylvania-sized chunk of the southern Amazon is blessed with an extensive network of forest workers who crisscross the forest but do not hunt at all. These thousands of non-hunting informants have shown us previously-unimaginable concentrations of large, charismatic, and extremely-habituated animals. These include such photographer’s Holy Grails as Harpy Eagles, Brazilian Tapirs, nests of Scarlet, Blue-and-Gold, and Red-and-Green Macaws, and four particularly beautiful and elusive primates: Gray Woolly Monkeys, White-whiskered Spider Monkeys, Red-handed Howlers, and, most amazing of all, the endangered White-nosed Bearded Saki.
SouthWild has introduced a new itinerary in this part of the Southern Amazon, one that showcases these attractive species so that wildlife photographers finally can photograph all these species in only one expedition.