The Amazon is the worlds largest rain forest and home to 1,800 species of birds and 250 species of mammals not to mention reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and insects;
all sheltered by an infinite assortment of trees and plants.
The Amazon Rain Forest is directly responsible for the production of 50% of the world's replenishable supply of oxygen.
It is a paradise for scientists, photographers, and fishermen.
The worlds largest river basin contains 1,500 species of fish in a seemingly endless succession of rivers and streams.
The Amazon River and its tributaries make up 20% of the world's supply of fresh water.
Of the 20 largest rivers in the world, 10 are in the Amazon basin.
The Amazon River iitself is 4,087 miles long.
The force of the river at its mouth is enough to generate waves 12 feet high.
Aquatic plant life on the Amazon is especially exuberant.
The best known plants are the 'Victoria Regia' water lilies, whose leaves sometimes grow to seven feet in diameter.
Not surprisingly, waterways are the main access routes within the Amazon; and boats are the principle means of transportation.
Beautiful tranquil scene, Mahaica River; Pakuri Arawak Territory.
Wild horses in the Rupununi Savana, Guyana
Makushi tribal village of Toushida in the southern Pakaraima Mountains