It has been a busy month being away in Peru. My wife Lucy and son Tyler were with me for the trip and throughout the first two weeks. We visited several places in Lima the Capital of Peru and definitely had a great time. At the end of the second week Lucy and Tyler returned home in Georgia. I stayed in Lima were I had very important meetings scheduled with several important people for conversations of important issues that are causing worries to the Indigenous Tribes in Peru. Any time left I dedicated to bird photography but only in Lima.However, my previous experience and studies about Peruvian indigenous people of the jungle landed me a visit to the Peru’s Presidential Palace. Topics: (Potential problems for the tribes such as illegal mining, drug cartel slaving, new tribes facing civilization)
Then it was added the emergency procedures for damages and restoring lost infrastructure that may impact the flow of products (Minerals, fruits, produce, woods, etc.) coming from the highlands and jungle making a dent in the Country’s Economy. The fact that mudslides, the result of continuous raining in the highlands has intensified compared to previous seasons.
The El Nino warm ocean current is in effect right now and it’s estimated to be stronger than before.
I was fortunate to be a guest of a high ranked government official and was treated like a king. No complaints!
During my free time I took my camera equipment to several places and got some pretty cool images, those I will be posting in the coming days.
In a rare occurrence I saw an unusual great amount of sea birds in a shallow pool of sea water. Were abundant amount of small fish live. I theorize that the warmer temperature of the ocean is not allowing anchovy fish to live and has migrated to cooler waters. I also noticed heavy surf waves and dangerous undertows making beaches red flag (Danger) areas for swimmers.
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