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

Rio Paraguay, Brasil
Rio Paraguay, Brasil

Catching Pintado Catfish

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

The endangered Hyacinth Macaw

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

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

Kapawi Reservation, Ecuador
Kapawi Reservation, Ecuador

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

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

Swimming sloth plucked from a tributary, then released

Imbak Canyon, Borneo
Imbak Canyon, Borneo

Tropical Broadbill captured, logged, and released at mist net

Itacoatiara, Brasil
Itacoatiara, Brasil

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

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

The tail end of rainy season in the flooded forest

Brazilian Pantanal
Brazilian Pantanal

This giant otter is almost 6 feet long!

Brazilian Amazon
Brazilian Amazon

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

Mato Grosso, Brazil
Mato Grosso, Brazil

A capybara family, the world's largest rodent

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

Mato Grosso, Brasil
Mato Grosso, Brasil

Giant anteater in the Pantanal

Amazonia (1987)
Amazonia (1987)

Brazilian Caiman feasting on Curimbatá

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

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

A three-toed sloth found swimming in a jungle tributary

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

Flying lizard Randall caught in Borneo's Imbak Canyon

Pantanal of Brasil
Pantanal of Brasil

The Jabiru Stork feasting on Piraña

Amazon
Amazon

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

Chang Mai, Thailand
Chang Mai, Thailand

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

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

Very rare and very vocal Jungle Crane

Rio Branco Tributary
Rio Branco Tributary

Collecting Castasetum Orchids

Imbak Canyon, Borneo
Imbak Canyon, Borneo

Durian flowers

Golden Triangle (2015)
Golden Triangle (2015)

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

Rio Jaurú, Brazilian Pantanal
Rio Jaurú, Brazilian Pantanal

Collecting Oncidium Orchids

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

Fishing for Tambaquí

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

Platypus baby at the Heliconia Conference

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

Amazon collecting vessel

Brazilian Pantanal (1992)
Brazilian Pantanal (1992)

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

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

Seringas (Rubber Tree)

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

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

Palau, Micronesia
Palau, Micronesia

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

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

Red-tailed Catfish