247 Photos - Jun 24, 2007
Photo: Sunrise at Tres CrucesPhoto: Sunrise at Tres CrucesPhoto: Sunrise at Tres CrucesPhoto: Sunrise at Tres CrucesPhoto: Sunrise at Tres CrucesPhoto: View of the Apu (sacred mountain) from Tres CrucesPhoto: Across the puna to Tres CrucesPhoto: Apu from Tres CrucesPhoto: Sunrise from Tres CrucesPhoto: The edge of the Andes. It's 10,000 feet down to the Amazon to the left.Photo: Sunrise from Tres Cruces.Photo: Edge of the Andes at Tres Cruces.Photo: View toward the Amazon from Tres Cruces.Photo: View toward the Amazon from Tres Cruces.Photo: A very clear morning at Tres Cruces. Clouds form over the ridges of the foothills as humid air from the Amazon moves west.Photo: Weinmannia microphylla, one of the species I'm studyingPhoto: Cloud forest from the canopyPhoto: Epiphyte laden branch.Photo: Bromeliad on a branch.Photo: Cloud Forest canopy.Photo: Epiphyte laden branch.Photo: Cloud forest canopy.Photo: Huge new landslide to the north of the Trocha Union. There are house-sized boulders in it.Photo: Looking back up the Trocha Union from a viewpoint about half-way down.Photo: A very clear day in the cloud forest.Photo: The field crew, Mitchell, Richard, and Darcy (left to right).Photo: View from the canopy.Photo: In the canopy.Photo: Clouds bearing down.Photo: Cluds getting closer.Photo: Looking down from the canopy.Photo: In the clouds.Photo: In a tree.Photo: Camp site at Plot 8 on the Trocha UnionPhoto: Tres Cruces clearing stormPhoto: Tres Cruces clearing stormPhoto: Tres Cruces clearing stormPhoto: Tres Cruces clearing stormPhoto: Tres Cruces clearing stormPhoto: Microbiology in the field - Noah and Valerie wash bacteria off leaves in the casita at Tres Cruces.Photo: Sunset at Tres CrucesPhoto: Sunset at Tres CrucesPhoto: Sunrise over a bank of clouds at Tres Cruces - there's a friaje in the lowlandsPhoto: Clouds over the lowlands meet the eastern slope of the AndesPhoto: Trocha Union and cloud forestPhoto: Somebody thinks these leaves are tastyPhoto: Big tree - even bigger with all of the epiphytes hanging off itPhoto: In the canopyPhoto: In the canopyPhoto: Ready to head upPhoto: From the canopyPhoto: From the canopyPhoto: From the canopyPhoto: From the canopyPhoto: From the canopyPhoto: From the canopyPhoto: Clouds moving inPhoto: Clouds moving inPhoto: Clouds moving up the valleyPhoto: Clouds moving inPhoto: Clouds moving inPhoto: Clouds moving up the valleyPhoto: In the canopyPhoto: The bare part of the branch is where my rope went over it and knocked off some of the epiphytesPhoto: Clouds moving up valleyPhoto: From the canopyPhoto: From the canopyPhoto: Late afternoon at the mirador - looking toward the lowlandsPhoto: Late afternoon at the miradorPhoto: Late afternoon at the miradorPhoto: Late afternoon at the miradorPhoto: Late afternoon at the miradorPhoto: Rio KosnipataPhoto: River crossing after hiking down the Trocha UnionPhoto: Big grasshopper - Noah's hand for scale, and he's a big guy!Photo: close upPhoto: The "big fig"Photo: The "big fig"Photo: Rocky stream in San Pedro - (lef t to right) Darcy, Mitchell, NoahPhoto: Rocky stream in San PedroPhoto: "Charlie Brown beetle" - some have yellow stripesPhoto: Crossing a stream in TonoPhoto: Crossing a stream in TonoPhoto: Bullet ant - an inch long, quick, and a very painful bite! (no one got bit this time)Photo: Wasp nestPhoto: Leaf-cutter antsPhoto: Leaf-cutter ants walking the trailPhoto: Leaf-cutter ants descending the treePhoto: Big tree along the trailPhoto: Valerie found a frogPhoto: The "hot lips" plantPhoto: Hiking the park boundaryPhoto: Anyone know what this is? They were everywhere in TonoPhoto: Big treesPhoto: Lowland forest understoryPhoto: The biggest spider web I've ever seen was in this tree - about 20 feet in diameter - it even caught branchesPhoto: Yuca field with bananasPhoto: Park boundary in TonoPhoto: This truck has been here a whilePhoto: Taking a break by the Rio TonoPhoto: Boulder and Rio TonoPhoto: Rio TonoPhoto: Mossy rocksPhoto: Passion flowerPhoto: Tall treesPhoto: Big treesPhoto: Fungus on a fallen logPhoto: Butterflies on the beachPhoto: Mitchell taking a siestaPhoto: Butterflies on the beachPhoto: Butterflies on the beachPhoto: Butterflies on the beachPhoto: Butterflies on the beachPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: