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EPISODE 4 | AMAZONIA. WHERE THE LEGEND BEGINS

São João do Tupé (Manaus)

Amazzonia. Alle sorgenti del mito

10/18/2015 -

My eyes were staring.
The forest, among the head of the tree crown, revealed its suit of stars and I was forced to swing to see all them.
Then a firefly, two, three, so many, sudden and shed.
Noises, sounds, still noises.
Jaguar, arara, caymans, monkeys, snakes and frogs, so many frogs.
I remember to have see one in the primary forest of Tapajós, orange and black, which was no more than 3 cm long, a kind of frog "arrow”. This frog (Dendrobatidae), the most poisonous animal in the world, secretes a toxic substance that some indigenous tribes use to poison the tips of their arrows.

Dad, do you bring us a bow?
Sure!
I watch my step because I'm afraid of snakes ... I see two: a fake coral and a rattlesnake venomous call Jararaca; instead I get bitten by ants.
Damn!
I have returned to the camp crossing fifty meters in apnea.
In my hammock, suspended, I feel it's coming all the weight of fatigue
besides the mother of all the noises, the silence.

Were you afraid?
A bit.
Dad, when you do come home? Tomorrow?

São João do Tupé, Brasil 2015

Photo 1 and Header: Giovanni Marrozzini - Reserve Do Tupé
Photo 2: Regis (Indigenous Dessana) with stick insect - Reserve Do Tupé
Photo 3: Hand on anthill - Reserve Do Tupé
Photo 4: Skull of cayman - Reserve Do Tupé

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