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Drone photos of the Amazon rainforest

In March 2020, just prior to COVID-19 being a pandemic, I spent a few days in the tri-border region of Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. There I used a drone to capture some images of the Amazon rainforest, including the flooded igapo forest, oxbow lakes, and terra firm forest.

Below is a collection of some of my favorite shots as well as a few short video clips. Some of these images will be appearing in future Mongabay stories.

Drone view of flooded forest in the Amazon. Photo by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.
Drone view of flooded forest in the Amazon. Photo by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.
Sunset reflected in a blackwater lake in the Amazon. Photo by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.
Sunset reflected in a blackwater lake in the Amazon. Photo by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.
Sunset over the Amazon rainforest. Photo by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.
Sunset over the Amazon rainforest. Photo by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay.