Cities of the Amazon Rainforest, Preservation and Conservation, Peru

By November 15, 2016 March 11th, 2019 Amazon Rainforest

img_5775There are no roads from Lima to Iquitos, the largest city of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.  It can be reached by river– on a slow boat in less than a week, or a fast boat in about a day– or by airplane, in about two hours.  Here, we are exploring one of the last frontiers where most locals have spent their lives in the rainforest.  While some people may have lived in Iquitos their whole lives, others have come from the shantytowns or the remote jungles of the rainforest.  Some come to seek modern medical treatments before they return home to the rainforest.  I take this photograph at a park on the Amazon River, when locals come to relax, eat, play music, and enjoy life.  With this global photo story, I salute the joys of riverside parks.