‘In striking contrast to these dark, rolling forests, is the vivid, light green and cheerful foliage of the woods on the numerous islets which rest like water-gardens on the surface of the lake. Flocks of ducks, storks, and snow-white herons inhabit these islets. and a noise of parrots with the tingling chorus of Tamburi-paras was heard from them as we passed.’ Henry Walter Bates
‘It was clear we had disturbed, on our approach, the Jaguar, while quenching his thirst at the water-hole. A few steps further on we saw the mangled remains of an alligator. The head, forequaters, and bony shell were the only parts which remained; but the meat was quite fresh, and there were many footmarks of the Jaguar around the carcase- so there was no doubt this had formed the solid part of the animals breakfast.’ Henry Walter Bates.
Illustrations are created using drawing, Flexigon, photocopier, photo apps (Snapseed) and Photoshop