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Ecuador Wildlife

Have you heard about Ecuador’s king vulture? In this post, you’ll learn 34 king vulture facts, including diet, size, wingspan, habitat, unique features and more. Plus lots of photos of the world’s most colorful vulture. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Amazon basin, you should bring a camera with a good zoom and a decent pair of [...]

Curious about the mysterious vampire fish? In this post, you’ll learn 29 vampire fish facts, including diet, size, habitat, and more (you’ll also see some pretty great photos). The vampire fish (also known as payara fish) live in the Amazon basin. 29 Vampire Fish Facts: Meet Amazon’s Payara There are a lot of dark, creepy [...]

Interested in the emerald tree boa? In this post, you’ll learn 45 emerald tree boa facts – about both species. Including their diet, range, giving birth (yes – with a video!), and much more. Plus lots of photos. Safety tip: While emerald tree boas aren’t usually aggressive to humans (more below), it’s a good idea [...]

Looking for details about the magnificent harpy eagle? In this post, you’ll find 36 harpy eagle facts, including size, strength, talons, range and more. Plus tons of photos and videos. As you go eagle spotting, don’t forget a pair of binoculars and a good camera with a zoom lens. These will increase the odds of spotting [...]

Did you know that the Amazon jungle is home to giant black caimans? These apex predators can reach lengths of more than 14 feet and over 1000 lbs. In this post, you’ll learn 36 black caiman facts, including their habits, habitats, range, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos. Safety tip: While black caiman [...]

Looking for the best binoculars for your trip? Here are the 9 best compact binoculars for hikers, birders, and adventurers. Our buying guide covers 10 factors to consider before you buy compact binoculars for your adventure. Choose the Best Binoculars for the Money Whether you are Amazon trekking or hiking the Galapagos, a pair of binoculars [...]

Planning a trip to Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest? Here are 15 amazing blue morpho butterfly facts that you’ll want to know before your trip! Blue morpho butterflies are famous for the striking blue of their wings. In this post, you’ll learn what gives them that incredible color, where and how long they live, and what they [...]

Planning a trip to the Galapagos? Here are 17 amazing Galapagos Islands animals to watch for on your next trip! This travelers guide to the animals of the Galapagos will whet your appetite for adventure. For me, one of the best things about visiting a new place is all the amazing animals I get to [...]

Santa Cruz Island is home to Tortuga Bay, one of the top attractions in the Galapagos Islands. It’s the perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling, and seeing some amazing Galapagos wildlife. In this post, I’ll share 9 things to know before you visit. Learn more about the best Galapagos airport Tortuga Bay, Galapagos: 9 Things to Know [...]

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