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What Is That Bird? - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

Spotting the ever-elusive birds in the rain forest of the Amazons is a daunting task, especially when vision was never claimed to be my strength. So, when this bird, in broad daylight, presents herself in front of me, I’d wipe my eyes first.

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Hoatzin-Sun-Bathing-Pacaya-River-Amazon-Peru-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

It looks like she is dropping by from Jurassic Park to pay us a visit. I mean, who would give her babies a pair of claws on their wings?

So, what is that bird, you ask.

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Smiling-Jabiru-Atun-Poza-Amazon-Peru-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

Ummm, I’d be more interested in asking if she personally knows a dinosaur or two.

Isn’t it fun to be spending time with these odd birds?

I’d say, just as long as I have a real bed in this world to sleep on when the night falls.

Oh please, don’t say this sunset is other-worldly. I need to come back from the Cretaceous, remember?

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Sunset-Pacaya-River-Amazon-Peru-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

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Night Owls of the Amazons - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

It’s early in the morning, we pulled into the thick canopy of the Amazonia. Spotting wildlife is never an easy task here in the Amazons.

It must be our lucky day. The big eyes catching the light filtering through the tree branches were giving it away.

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Night-Monkey-Yanallpa-Cano-Amazon-Peru-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

As we held our breath and tried to adjust our vision to limited light, we met the curious eyes and the smiley faces (I think) of a family high up in the tree trunk.

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Night-Monkey-Family-Yanallpa-Cano-Amazon-Peru-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

Oh, hello! So nice of you to come say hi after a whole night of fruit-picking and leaf-eating. We are content from meeting the only nocturnal monkeys in the world, owl monkeys. You’ve made our day and you can go back to sleep now.

Recent news about the
Amazon rainforest fires makes me think of you.

Como has estado?

I hope you are doing well, big-eyes!

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Where Are You From? - Los Angeles Travel Photographer

At a village that’s surrounded by mountains that touch the clouds, we were told to hike up to its El Castillo part (also called Bulnes de Arriba).

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Touching-the-Sky-Bulnes-de-Arriba-Spain-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

The castillo was what we expected to see. But instead, we bumped into him, bucket in hand.

”Where are you from?” Him in Spanish.
”America.” Me with my limited Español. (Side note: To avoid confusion, we’ve long decided to not say we are from Los Angeles in Spanish speaking countries. Go
here and you’ll know why.)

As we turned around the corner after him, we discovered beautiful vista and the happiest chicken in my opinion.

Nonetheless, I sensed a troubled cloud on his forehead somehow.

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Happiest-Chicken-Bulnes-de-Arriba-Spain-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

“Peru?” Finally, he asked, minutes later.
”Huh?”
After a few back-and-forth, I realized what he meant - the Peru in the America.
”Oh, no, Estados Unidos.” Me again, putting my best foot forward in Spanish.

Relieved, off he went, leaving us with the chicken, roaming at our will. Until, we realized we had more to learn than things like where we are from - “borrowing” from your neighbors, at free will.

Do you want to know how we figured out it was not her house?

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Trespassing-the-Spanish-Way-Bulnes-de-Arriba-Spain-Copyright-Jean-Huang-Photography

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