Peru Jungle...
Peruvian Amazon and its people

The Amazonia or Peruvian jungle owes its name to the mighty Amazon river, also known as Tunguraua (king of waters), Paranaguasu (great river) or Paranatinga (white river) by the ancient people that inhabits the Amazon rainforest.

Peru's share of the Amazon rainforest is considered to be one of the most unspoiled or best preserved in its "virgin" state, with an incredible biodiversity that holds over 70% of the living species of the planet.

The jungle-locked city of Iquitos is Peru's biggest port on the Amazon river, located almost 2,000 miles up stream from its mouth on the Brazilian NE, and surrounded by the Nanay, Itaya and Amazon rivers. Founded in 1757 as San Pablo de los Nepenanos, Iquitos experienced its biggest expansion in the 1880s with the rubber boom (gum tree exploitation) that had Manaus, Brazil, at its epicenter.

Iquitos, capital of the department of Loreto, is still partially surrrounded by different tribes, nomadic and semi-nomadic native groups such as the Witotos, Tocamas, Yaguas, Ticunas and Boras, to mention but some.

Boras, for instance, are part of a semi-nomadic group largely established in the Peruvian jungle - about 2,000 individuals - but native to the north of Putumayo river in Colombia, where a settlement of around 1,000 still remain.

To learn more about Bora Indians visit Amazon

Peru Jungle: Portrait of a Bora woman
Portrait of a Bora Woman © Anibal Solimano

Peru jungle is divided in two differentiated areas....

On June 24th. Iquitos celebrates Saint John the Baptist, of a great symbolic value due to the importance of water in the entire survival chain of the rainforest.

Accessible only by boat or plane, Iquitos will introduce you to the exuberant Peru jungle.
If you love nature and ecological tourism you wouldn't want to miss a jungle trek - try the canopy walkway at the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research.
Over 35 meters from the ground with breathtaking views of the jungle.

To complete this fantastic experience, visit some aboriginal settlements, such as the Bora community who live on the Nanay river, near San Andres village.
They are also found on the Ampayaco river, about 120 km. east of Iquitos.

The following images are intended to introduce you to the magic of Peru jungle, captured through the lens of Anibal Solimano.
Anibal is a great Peruvian photographer based in Lima that you can contact for everything Photography in Peru.

Enjoy Peru jungle and click on the thumbnails to appreciate them better...

Peru Jungle: Portrait of a Bora Woman Peru Jungle:
Portrait of a Bora Woman
Anibal Solimano
Peru Jungle: Bora Girl Peru Jungle:
Bora Girl

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Peru Jungle: Bora-Liborio Chief Peru Jungle:
Bora-Liborio Chief

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Peru Jungle: Bora Girl 2 Peru Jungle:
Bora Girl 2

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Peru Jungle: Yagua kids at Loreto Peru Jungle:
Yagua kids at Loreto

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Peru Jungle: Lupuna tree Peru Jungle:
Lupuna tree

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Peru Jungle: Jungle dance Peru Jungle:
Jungle dance

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Peru Jungle: Tambopata River Peru Jungle:
Tambopata River

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