Photo of the Week 123
I’m reporting live from Lima, where I’ve returned to the land of decent internet connections after eleven days in the jungle. My dear friend Zoe arrived yesterday, marking a new — and super fantastic — chapter in this journey. I’m shivering my buns off, but otherwise enjoying searching out hidden gems across Peru’s overlooked capital.
This week’s photos, from my time in Iquitos and onboard The Aria, were incredibly difficult to narrow down, a problem I’m sure won’t go away anytime soon while I’m here in Peru. In fact, now that I’m making such an effort to close the gap between real time and blog time, I’m wondering if Photo of the Week is still as relevant. But it’s hard to break a habit after 123 weeks, so for now I’ll keep on keepin’ on.
a Southeast-Asia reminiscent tuk-tuk in the streets of Iquitos
a caiman lurking in the Amazon
Photo Can anaconda, proudly wrestled by an Aria naturalist guide
the unparalleled views from my stateroom
a Praying Mantis, spotted by moi on a jungle hike!
Which photo is your favorite?
Photo B is amazing!
Very tough one but photo B. i am a sucker for crocodilians!
Nah, I reckon that it’s still relevant to pull out your favourites of the week’s photos. I love the anaconda photo.
Thanks Lindsey! I do love having the folder on my desktop. Whenever I’m having a rough time I can flip through it and it’s a nice reminder that, um, yup — life is still awesome.
This is a tough one, Alex!
Photo B – 51%
Photo C – 49%
Love the breakdown 🙂
Nice view from your boat! My favourite has got to be B though. The photo is stunning!
Absolutely photo B!
I love photo A… I took a similar photo in Macau with the tiles in the background too!
That’s awesome! And congrats on your open water! Glad you went with Roctopus 🙂
I’ll go for b
Has to be E for me. I’m not sure why, but it looks like you’ve just spotted it doing something it knows it shouldn’t be. Caught with it’s hand in the cookie jar!
Ha! That’s a great interpretation. Now I can’t unsee it!
Love photo B!
Are you kidding…hands down B. But can’t wit see more of the river boat
It’s really hard to decide this week, but I go with photo B!
Naturally all of us University of Florida fans are voting for the “gator”. I might have to get this one framed.
Now I know what to get you for Christmas 🙂
Photo E – don’t know why but I feel that there’s just something funny about this little guy!
I love all of them but my favorite is definitely B! Photo C is my # 2 🙂
I love photo B.
Technically I think that prey mantis one is the most impressive. But the caiman is also cool.
I’m interested to see how Lima treats you.
Well, of course you’ll read all about it coming up 🙂 But in short, I loved the activities we did, hated the weather. I have a very hard time moving beyond cold air and grey skies :/
Gahhh I can’t decide! I think B or D or E…
A is well seen. Anaconda or caiman IN the room and you’d have a winner. On principle I can’t vote for anything that eats its lover after shagging it.
Unfortunately Aqua Expeditions had a pretty strict “no endangered reptiles in the staterooms” policy. Some people just don’t know how to have fun.
Wow!!! Definitely B! But that room of yours is stunning!!!! I wanna do this!!
I love A! The view from the stateroom is pretty great though!
Photo c. he just looks so damn casual! What a badass. But also wow to photo D. Cannot believe that is on a boat!
Those guys literally wrestle anacondas for a living… can’t think of a cooler job!