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Pictures from Madre de Dios in the Peruvian Amazon: Manú National Park, Tambopata-Candamo nature reserve, and Sandoval Lake in Peru.

Madre de Dios is a region in southeastern Peru, bordering Brazil and Bolivia. It belongs to the Peruvian Amazon. Madre de Dios is also the name of one of the rivers that run through the region: the Madre de Dios river becomes the Beni River in Bolivia and then the Madeira River in Brazil. The Madeira is a tributary to the Amazon River. The Peruvian Amazon is the second largest jungle after the Brazilian Amazon.

Manú National Park in Peru
Manú National Park in Peru.

Manú National Park is a biosphere reserve located in the Madre de Dios and Cusco regions in Peru. It is a world heritage site (Unesco). 

This immense 1.5 million-ha park has successive tiers of vegetation rising from 150 to 4,200 m above sea-level. The tropical forest in the lower tiers is home to an unrivalled variety of animal and plant species. The biological diversity found in Manú National Park exceeds that of any other place on Earth. A total of more than 800 bird species (three of them being endemic) and 200 species of mammals have been identified in Manú National Park .  

Tambopata-Candamo nature reserve in Peru
The Sandoval Lake in the Tambopata-Candamo nature reserve in the Peruvian Amazon.

Madre de Dios River
Madre de Dios River in Peru



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find here more pictures of the wildlife photographer marie-france grenouillet, including great pictures from mammals, birds, insects, batrachians, reptiles, plants, flowers, and landscape in the peruvian amazon and several other tourist destinations.

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Peru > Pictures and travelogues > Birds in the Peruvian Amazon
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