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South America - Travel Photography Part II

Updated: Oct 13, 2022

A few months ago, I published the first article about my trip through South America. Now, after I’ve returned home and had the chance to go through all my photographs and pick out some of the best, I’d like to share the second part of my journey with you.

When I published my first article I was still in Sucre, the capital of Bolivia. Soon thereafter, I traveled back to La Paz and on to Rurrenabaque by bus, a small town in the rainforest of Bolivia. After spending a lot of time in the mountainous regions of the Chilean and Argentinian Andes, I was looking forward to warmer temperatures and a very different scenery of green trees, colorful birds and other interesting animals. Shortly after arriving there,

I headed to the Serere Reserve, a private reserve a few hours downstream from town.

Logging activities had destroyed this part of the rainforest, but in a massive effort by the owners and what must have been many volunteers, it was cleaned up and restored. Today, the reserve is teeming with wildlife – many different species of monkeys, tapirs, colorful parrots, hoatzins, alligators, sloths, and many more. Staying in a bungalow, I explored the reserve together with a guide and a group of visitors every day, spending a lot of time looking for animals and learning about the rainforest and its inhabitants.