After an absolutely amazing day at the Parrot clay licks and then the time with the Pygmy Marmoset, I was worried that the next day would be a little bit of a let down. However I was forgetting one little thing, this is the Amazon Rainforest and you can never be too sure what is going to happen.
As it happened, the next day I was going back on the motorised canoes to visit the Rio Napo clay lick once more, this time though I wouldn't be going on to the smaller, cave clay lick. Instead we took a smaller canoe down a riverine part of the forest, winding our way through huge trees as we searched for primates and birds along the water's edge. We were treated to great sightings of Squirrel Monkey leaping across the water as well as a Dusk Titi monkey perhced up in a tree.
In the afternoon we were treated to views of the resident Squirrel Monkey troupe as they made their way through the heart of the lodge. It is such a privilege having primates going past within only a few metres and they are seemingly looking right through you. The local monkeys have become used to people no harming them so they just take you as part of the scenery.
Enjoy the photos: