35 YEARS OF EXPLORATION & DISCOVERY

Saving Brazil's Vanishing Species

Saving Brazil's Vanishing Species

Saving Brazil's Vanishing Species was developed by Randall Quirk and presented by Nature House after his journeys in the rainforests of Brazil and his interactions with its beautiful but endangered inhabitants. Click on the PDF (left) to read Saving Brazil's Vanishing Species.

Expedition Gallery - Click on each picture to view it fullscreen.

Itacoatiára, Brasil (1987)
Itacoatiára, Brasil (1987)

Jacaré (Spectacled Caiman), hunted at night for its tail meat

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Rio Paraguay, Brasil
Rio Paraguay, Brasil

Catching Pintado Catfish

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Mato Grosso, Brasil (1990)
Mato Grosso, Brasil (1990)

The endangered Hyacinth Macaw

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South China Sea, Thailand (1985)
South China Sea, Thailand (1985)

Collecting dead coral specimens eaten by Crown-of-Thorns Starfish

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Kapawi Reservation, Ecuador
Kapawi Reservation, Ecuador

Monstrous 370 pound catfish that was sent by airplane to feed the village of Macas after an earthquake

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Itacoatiara, Brasil (1985)
Itacoatiara, Brasil (1985)

Swimming sloth plucked from a tributary, then released

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Imbak Canyon, Borneo
Imbak Canyon, Borneo

Tropical Broadbill captured, logged, and released at mist net

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Itacoatiara, Brasil
Itacoatiara, Brasil

This jaguar was shot by Ribereinos (river people) for killing precious livestock

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Rio Branco, Acre (200)
Rio Branco, Acre (200)

The tail end of rainy season in the flooded forest

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Brazilian Pantanal
Brazilian Pantanal

This giant otter is almost 6 feet long!

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Brazilian Amazon
Brazilian Amazon

Fruiting cashew - you can see the actual nut at the bottom of the fruit.

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Mato Grosso, Brazil
Mato Grosso, Brazil

A capybara family, the world's largest rodent

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Tefe, Brazilian Amazon (2004)
Tefe, Brazilian Amazon (2004)

The rare Red Uakari Monkey at an Amazonian Eco-Lodge to re-habilitate and re-introduce the species

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Mato Grosso, Brasil
Mato Grosso, Brasil

Giant anteater in the Pantanal

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Amazonia (1987)
Amazonia (1987)

Brazilian Caiman feasting on Curimbatá

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Manaus, Brazil (1996)
Manaus, Brazil (1996)

Seaplane over "Meeting of the Waters," the black Rio Negro and the muddy Solimões River combine here to form the mighty Amazon River

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The endangered Golden Lion Tamarin of Mata Atlantica near Rio de Janeiro

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A three-toed sloth found swimming in a jungle tributary

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Imbak Canyon, Borneo (2006)
Imbak Canyon, Borneo (2006)

Flying lizard Randall caught in Borneo's Imbak Canyon

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Pantanal of Brasil
Pantanal of Brasil

The Jabiru Stork feasting on Piraña

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Amazon
Amazon

The "Bucket" Orchid (Caryanthes), the most highly evolved flower in the world

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Chang Mai, Thailand
Chang Mai, Thailand

Tropical Durian fruit - The hotels prohibit this fruit inside hotels due to its pungent aroma

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Victor Fasano Ranch, Rio de Janeiro
Victor Fasano Ranch, Rio de Janeiro

Very rare and very vocal Jungle Crane

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Rio Branco Tributary
Rio Branco Tributary

Collecting Castasetum Orchids

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Imbak Canyon, Borneo
Imbak Canyon, Borneo

Durian flowers

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Golden Triangle (2015)
Golden Triangle (2015)

Pendant Dendrobium orchid species - The Golden Triangle is the intersection of Burma, Laos & Thailand

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Rio Jaurú, Brazilian Pantanal
Rio Jaurú, Brazilian Pantanal

Collecting Oncidium Orchids

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Pantanal of Brasil (1995)
Pantanal of Brasil (1995)

Fishing for Tambaquí

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Queensland, Australia (1982)
Queensland, Australia (1982)

Platypus baby at the Heliconia Conference

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Rondónia, Brasil (1994)
Rondónia, Brasil (1994)

Amazon collecting vessel

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Brazilian Pantanal (1992)
Brazilian Pantanal (1992)

First visit photographing flora & fauna of Brasil's Pantanal, 2 hours from Cáceres

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Porto Velho, Brasil (1987)
Porto Velho, Brasil (1987)

Seringas (Rubber Tree)

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Maliau Basin, Borneo (2005)
Maliau Basin, Borneo (2005)

The extraordinary Rafflesia Flower (the largest and smelliest parasitic flower in the world)

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Palau, Micronesia
Palau, Micronesia

"Catch of the Day," with Unicorn Tang, Blue Parrotfish, Strawberry Grouper, and Palau Lobsters

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Manaus Fish Market (1995)
Manaus Fish Market (1995)

Red-tailed Catfish

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