Pacaya River

Oct 19, 2018 - Delfin II

Today we reached the heart of the Pacaya – Samiria Reserve. Delfin II tied up to the shore, not too far from the entrance to the Pacaya River. We took full advantage of the day, by traveling way into the Pacaya, and having lunch at the most distant point, to then head back to the ship.

Our exploration was about eight hours long, while we searched for wildlife through the most remote, and intact part of the reserve. We saw many species of animals, which we had not seen before, like the arapaima gigas, locally known as paiche. We saw lots of blue and gold macaws, squirrel monkeys, black cayman, and hoatzins, just to mention a few.

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Alberto Montaudon

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Alberto fell in love with nature as a young child. Born and raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, he spent most of his childhood exploring the Chairlel Lagoon and the Tamesi River. Each morning he would patiently wait in his rowboat for sunrise to witness the great groups of migrating birds that would land on the water. His father taught him from a very early age to understand, love, and respect nature. As a result of his upbringing, Alberto became biologist and decided to follow his passion and became a naturalist. At age 21, Alberto began working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in Baja California. Since then he has been sharing interests that range from bird biology to undersea exploration to wildlife photography with thousands of guests.

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