Upper Amazon River, Peru, South America
UPPER AMAZON RIVER, PERU
The Amazon River Basin
is the largest hotspot of biodiversity
on the planet – home to upwards of 10% of all the species
known to science.
The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
is the largest protected area in Peru. Located upstream of Iquitos between the Marañon
and Ucalayi Rivers
, for most of the year there is little or no dry land
within the reserve.
Where these rivers meet, they become the Amazon
, flowing another 2,300 miles
downstream to the Atlantic Ocean.LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS-NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICExploring the Upper Amazon© Ralph Lee Hopkins