Amazon Voyage Update – Ornate Hawk Eagle!!!

November 20, 2007

Ornate Hawk Eagle

Hi Everyone,

I just came back from another week exploring the heart of the Amazon and I was able to bring back this photo of a fully matured Ornate Hawk Eagle IN THE WILD. I have been waiting for the opportunity to observe this specie for many, many years. Gladly, a group of birders from the World Wildlife Fund and International Expeditions ( accompanied me and we truly appreciated the rare encounter. The bird observed us for a long period of time (Actually it never left, we did) Read the rest of this entry »


Amazon Voyage – Exploring the Creeks of the Pacaya

November 11, 2007


I just arrived from a fantastic International Expeditions ( 7-day exploration of the Pacaya and Samiria Reserve, in the heart of the Amazon basin. The biggest wetland in the world! I was the lucky Expedition Leader of 23 great fellow travelers, who knew how to enjoy the gifts of the pristine jungle.

The water level has already rise 50% of what is expected for this year, so we had many creeks to explore while not having the wildlife “too” disperse. Wildlife was abundant, and so where the close encounters with it. Check the photos!

I think this makes a great theme for the first travel post in our Blog. More (Article & Photos) >>>

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Hello world!

November 4, 2007 blog is born! This has been a long postponed project that integrates the wildlife and cultural photography, sound recordings and experiences collected during my constant travels and that I always wanted to share more actively with the many friends I make on the road.

If I have been lucky to meet you, WELCOME! I hope to find your comments and stay in touch through this blog.

If luck hasn’t been on my side and we haven’t met yet, then permit a brief introduction:

I am Jorge Salas-Guevara and I have been traveling professionally through the remote parts of the world since 1990. Even though a heavy weight, I happily carry through airports, hotels and expedition campsites the photography and audio recording equipment that let me share the cultural and natural beauty of the diverse destinations I visit.

During my years in Chile I met a beautiful Chilean girl that made hers my hart, her name is Maria Paz, also known as Pollo, and has been my wife and partner for already 10 amazing years. We live in Lima Peru, a city we consider a great travel hub and a fantastic place to live.


Nowadays I depart to travel professionally around the world as an Expedition Leader and Product Developer for International Expeditions, the world Leader in Nature Travel ( and on my personal explorations, research and photography assignments. These activities keep me on the road for over 250 days a year. Maria Paz accompanies me in several of these trips.

Maria Paz (Pollo, as I will refer to her in the future) always wanted to use the pictures, sound recordings and multimedia projects in products available in an online store; and I always wanted to share my writing and photography online.

Today we are in our apartment celebrating the birth of with a great bottle of Chilean wine.

We hope that you visit us often and see us grow (Apart from the Blog and the Shop, Pollo is working in our already large Online Photo Archive, soon to come, and in wich we will include complete information of the species and places presented). Please, don’t hesitate to send your feedback and to comment in the posts. Consider this Your website; a place to come for the enjoyment, understanding and sharing of the wonderful nature and culture of this, our world.

Visit our shop. We already have great products from The Amazon, India and Papua New Guinea that will equally delight naturalists, birders and travelers.


Pollo and Jorge

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