Tag Archives: South America
Cusco is the gateway to the Inca civilisation and the starting point for most who venture on the trek to Machu Picchu. You can acclimatise to the altitude there before your exertions as I did in 2001. It is a lovely city in its own right with plenty to keep your occupied for a few […]
The Rio–Niterói Bridge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At over 13 km long it’s the second longest in South America
The floating islands of Lake Titicaca in Peru – the Uros Islands
Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil The current plight of the Brazilian people due to Covid is saddening but not surprising considering the flavellas and shanty towns that we witnessed in and around Rio. Whilst the privileged locals live within their gated complexes and tourists flock to the beaches, gardens & mountains, many millions live […]
Ipanema Beach, Rio
Cusco In Peru
This fine specimen was pictured at Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro in November 2018.
Number 3 – Iguaçu/Iguazú Falls, Brazil & Argentina Iguazu Falls straddle a border between South America’s two largest nations and consist of the widest set of falls in the world. Having flown in from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazú, we stayed on the Argentinian side of the great divide, but were first to visit the […]
No bigger than a large butterfly, the hummingbird moves so fast that it is really difficult to capture. This specimen that I photographed in 2018 was the best shot I got in around fifty attempts!
I took this shot from the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain as the sun was setting.