I saw quite a bit of nature. In the Madidi National Park I did see several monkey species, as well as some frogs.

Impressive were the large Tree Ferns near the Amboró National Park.

Pictures of birds in Bolivia and other nature pages are separate:

Blue-and-yellow Macaw
Bolivia Bird Page

Other Nature Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Nature in Bolivia

Small Waterfall Road
Small waterfall near the road from Santa Cruz to Samaipata. (1396k)
Waterfall Road Santa
Waterfall near the road from Santa Cruz to Samaipata. (1231k)
View Towards Amboró
View towards Amboró National Park. There is more and more deforestation going on. The current government (according to my guide) is not enforcing protection of the National Park. (850k)
Almost Full Moon
Almost full moon. (589k)

Flora in Bolivia

Mushroom
Mushroom. (871k)
Mushrooms
Mushrooms. (853k)
Mushrooms
Mushrooms. (927k)
Mushrooms
Mushrooms. (912k)
Mushroom
Mushroom. (766k)
Strange Fungus Growth
Strange fungus growth. (810k)
Plant
Plant. (1.7M)
Flowers
Flowers. (745k)
Flowers
Flowers. (699k)
Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow Brunfelsia Pauciflora
Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow (Brunfelsia pauciflora). (654k)
Capachito Calceolaria Biflora
Capachito (Calceolaria biflora, german: Pantoffelblumen). (832k)
Hot Lips Palicourea
Hot Lips (Palicourea tomentosa). (622k)
Bromeliad Tortoro National
Bromeliad in the Tortoro National Park. (1224k)
Bromeliad Tortoro National
Bromeliad in the Tortoro National Park. (1135k)
Large Agave Agave
Large Agave (Agave sp., german: Agaven). (855k)
Native Bamboo Amboró
Native bamboo near the Amboró National Park. (1.5M)
Palm Tree Chalalán
Palm tree at the Chalalán Ecolodge with Elephant Ear plants growing on it. (957k)
Tree Fruits Growing
Tree with fruits growing out of the trunk. (846k)
Tree Fern Dicksonia
Tree Fern (Dicksonia sellowiana). (1463k)
Tree Fern Cyathea
Tree Fern (Cyathea incana). (1421k)
Lapacho Tree Handroanthus
Lapacho Tree (Handroanthus impetiginosus, french: Lapacho). (1163k)
Yellow Handroanthus Handroanthus
Yellow Handroanthus (Handroanthus sp.). (794k)
Flamboyant Tree Delonix
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia, german: Flammenbaum, french: Flamboyant). (1111k)
Walking Palm Socratea
Walking Palm (Socratea exorrhiza, french: Palmier marcheur). (1276k)
Huge Moriche Palms
Huge Moriche Palms (Mauritia flexuosa, german: Buriti-Palme, french: Palmier-bâche). (1090k)
Ceiba Ceiba Sp
Ceiba (Ceiba sp.) with strangler fig growing on it. (1279k)
Closer View Ceiba
Closer view of the Ceiba (Ceiba sp.) with strangler fig growing on it. (1186k)

Yunga Tree Fern Forest

Easy Road Tree
It was not an easy road to the Tree Fern forest. (1203k)
Really Wasn't
It really wasn't. (1015k)
View Forest
View of the forest. (1324k)
Trail Forest Wooden
Trail through the forest. There were wooden railings and planks, but they are deteriorating. (1299k)
Along Walking Trail
Along the walking trail through the forest. (1284k)

Fauna in Bolivia

From the Wikipedia entry for Leafcutter Ant:

Leafcutter ants, a non-generic name, are any of 47 species of leaf-chewing ants belonging to the two genera Atta and Acromyrmex. These species of tropical, fungus-growing ants are all endemic to South and Central America, Mexico, and parts of the southern United States. Leafcutter ants can carry twenty times their body weight and cut and process fresh vegetation (leaves, flowers, and grasses) to serve as the nutritional substrate for their fungal cultivates, and they are also capable of cutting through human skins.

Next to humans, leafcutter ants form the largest and most complex animal societies on Earth. In a few years, the central mound of their underground nests can grow to more than 30 m (100 ft) across, with smaller, radiating mounds extending out to a radius of 80 m (260 ft), taking up 30-600 m² (320-6,460 square feet) and containing eight million individuals.

Termite Nest
Termite nest. (913k)
Ants Nest
Ants nest. (1042k)
Large Leafcutter Ant
Large leafcutter ant colony. (1198k)
Leafcutter Ants Coming
Leafcutter ants coming down a tree with their leaf harvest. (918k)
Leafcutter Ants
Leafcutter ants. (1143k)
Close-up Leafcutter Ants
Close-up of leafcutter ants. (928k)
Entrance Bees Nest
Entrance to a bees nest. The tree is hollow and has the nest inside. (1187k)
Wasp Nest
Wasp nest. (802k)
Wasp
Wasp. (580k)
Spider Web
Spider web. (721k)
Spider
Spider. (926k)
Tailless Whip Scorpion
Tailless Whip Scorpion (Amblypygi fam., german: Geißelspinnen). (718k)
Beautiful Caterpillar
Beautiful caterpillar. (904k)
Moth
Moth. (796k)
Moth
Moth. (822k)
Butterflies
Butterflies. (1045k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (861k)
Butterfly Moth
Butterfly and moth. (834k)
Mating Butterflies
Mating butterflies. (704k)
Tadpoles
Tadpoles. (501k)
Frog
Frog. (830k)
Frog
Frog. (769k)
Spot-legged Poison Frog
Spot-legged Poison Frog (Ameerega picta), calling. (1167k)
Tarantula
Tarantula. (777k)
Small Bats Tree
Small bats on a tree trunk. There are five bats on that tree, they are very well camouflaged. (730k)
Small Bat Tree
Small bat on a tree trunk. This one is easier to see. (990k)
Turtle
Turtle. (875k)
Forest Rabbit Sylvilagus
Forest Rabbit (Sylvilagus brasiliensis, german: Tapeti, french: Lapin du Brésil). (588k)
Capybaras Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris
Capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, german: Capybara). (1094k)
Red Brocket Mazama
Red Brocket (Mazama americana, german: Großmazama, french: Daguet rouge). (743k)
Black-capped Squirrel Monkey
Black-capped Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri boliviensis, german: Bolivianischer Totenkopfaffe, french: Singe-écureuil de Bolivie). (1119k)
Black-capped Squirrel Monkey
Black-capped Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri boliviensis, german: Bolivianischer Totenkopfaffe, french: Singe-écureuil de Bolivie). (1.5M)
Brown Capuchin Sapajus
Brown Capuchin (Sapajus apella, german: Gehaubter Kapuziner, french: Capucin brun). (853k)
Brown Capuchin Sapajus
Brown Capuchin (Sapajus apella, german: Gehaubter Kapuziner, french: Capucin brun). (783k)
Black Howler Monkey
Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta caraya, german: Schwarzer Brüllaffe, french: Hurleur noir). (971k)
Red Howler Monkey
Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus, german: Roter Brüllaffe, french: Hurleur roux). (923k)
Caiman
Caiman. (840k)

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