Well, actually I'm visiting a lot of the rest of Ecuador too, but it's one place I'm especially looking forward to, not least because I dread high places, and this walkway (linking three fifty metre high towers) was so amazing - and stable - that I forgot to be scared.
|Epiphytes high above the canopy.|
The tower is owned by Sacha lodge, a beautiful and sensitively run ecotourism lodge on the edge of the superb Yasuní National Park.
The experience of being above - and alongside - the primary rainforest canopy was totally absorbing in itself; we spent hours there, including watching a tropical storm coming and passing over.
|In the midst of the storm (above) and the rising mist in its wake (below).|
However the real thrill is the parade of life that comes past, apparently oblivious to us watching. Here are just a few examples.
|Masked Tanager; there is a seemingly endless parade of glorious tanagers everywhere in Ecuador.|
|Double-toothed Kite; this bird approved of the provision of the cables as a convenient|
perch to bring a succession of canopy lizards to munch on.
|Ivory-billed Aracaris; the aracaris form a group of small toucans.|
|Black-mantled Tamarin; small monkey, not very close...|
BACK ON 10 DECEMBER.