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15 Photos of the Wonder and Wildlife of the Amazon Jungle

 Taking up a 2,700,000 square miles of the northern part of South America is none other than the stunning Amazon Basin, within which is 2,100,000 square miles of the Amazon Rainforest, also known as Amazonia. This whopping expanse of jungle and the wildlife that is encompassed within it constitutes over 50% of the remaining forest land on the planet. The Amazon Jungle is also the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth, with 16,000 different species of trees and 390 billion individual trees.

This forest is so large, it is made up of territories belonging to 9 different nation-states, with the majority being held by Peru, Brazil, and Colombia, and the rest by Ecuador, Venezuela, French Guiana, and many others. The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most beautiful natural sights in this world and is home to over 2000 species of animals and birds.

The chances of getting to experience this beautiful sight in person are steadily decreasing due to over-exploitation of the resources within the forest as well as natural and man-made disasters like storms and forest fires. Fear not, because we’ve collected these 15 pictures so you can experience the Amazon Jungle and all of its stunning inhabitants right from the comfort of your own home. 

 

1. Welcome to the Amazon Rainforest 

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, View of Amazon basin forest north of Manaus, Brazil

(View of Amazon basin forest north of Manaus, Brazil, By Phil P Harris, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

2. The Amazon Rainforest near Manaus, as seen from above

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, The Amazon Rainforest near Manaus, as seen from above

(By Neil Palmer, Wikimedia Commons

 

3. Aerial view of the Amazon Rainforest 

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest

(By Jorge.kike.medina, Wikimedia Commons

 

4. An uncontacted tribe encountered in the Brazilian state of Acre   

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, An uncontacted tribe encountered in the Brazilian state of Acre

(By Gleilson Miranda, Wikimedia Commons

 

5. Geoglyphs on deforested land in the Amazon rainforest, Acre

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Geoglyphs on deforested land in the Amazon rainforest, Acre

(By Sanna ​Saunaluoma, Wikimedia Commons

 

6. Scarlet macaw 

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Scarlet macaw 

(By Matthew Romack, Wikimedia Commons

 

7. Giant leaf frog

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Giant leaf frog

(By Cburnett, Wikimedia Commons

 

8. A giant, bundled liana in the Amazon Rainforest in western Brazil

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, A giant, bundled liana in the Amazon Rainforest in western Brazil

(By Dick Culbert, Wikimedia Commons

 

9. Cigana (Opisthocomus hoazin)

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Cigana (Opisthocomus hoazin)

(By Cláudio Dias Timm, Wikimedia Commons

 

10. Avicularia geroldi, Brazilian Blue & Green Pinktoe Tarantula 

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Avicularia geroldi, Brazilian Blue & Green Pinktoe Tarantula

(By Micha L. Rieser, Wikimedia Commons

 

11. Howler monkey 

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Howler monkey

(By D. Gordon E. Robertson, Wikimedia Commons

 

12. Heliconia aemygdiana, Native to the western Amazon Basin and adjacent uplands

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Heliconia aemygdiana, Native to the western Amazon Basin and adjacent uplands

(By Dick Culbert, Wikimedia Commons)

 

13. Brown-throated sloth 

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Brown-throated sloth

(By Petra Becvar, Wikimedia Commons

 

14. Emperor tamarin 

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Emperor tamarin

(By Steve Wilson, Wikimedia Commons

 

15. Blue poison dart frog 

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Blue poison dart frog

(By Michael Gäbler, Wikimedia Commons

 

16. South American jaguar

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, South American jaguar 

(By Charles J Sharp, Wikimedia Commons

 

17. Bald uakari 

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Bald uakari

(By Ipaat, Wikimedia Commons

 

18. Bullet ants

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Bullet ants 

(By Geoff Gallice, Wikimedia Commons

 

19. Parrots at clay lick in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Parrots at clay lick in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador 

(By Geoff Gallice, Wikimedia Commons

 

20. Aerial roots of red mangrove on an Amazonian river. 

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Aerial roots of red mangrove on an Amazonian river

(By Cesar Paes Barreto, Wikimedia Commons

 

21. Amazonian rainforest — upper Amazon Basin, in the Loreto Region of northeastern Perú

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Amazonian rainforest — upper Amazon Basin, in the Loreto Region of northeastern Perú

(By Shao, Wikimedia Commons

 

22. Jau National Park (New Airao)

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Jau National Park (New Airao)

(By Artur Warchavchik, Wikimedia Commons

 

23. A Jungle, near Brazil/Venezuela border

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, A Jungle, near Brazil/Venezuela border

(By kevincure, Wikimedia Commons

 

24. Manaus Environmental Preservation Area

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Manaus Environmental Preservation Area

(By Chris Parker, Wikimedia Commons

 

25. Floresta Amazônica, Amazonas, Brasil. (Amazon Rainforest - Amazonas - Brazil) 

Photographs of the view and flora and fauna in Amazon Rainforest, Floresta Amazônica, Amazonas, Brasil. (Amazon Rainforest - Amazonas - Brazil)

(By Antonio Campoy, Wikimedia Commons

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