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Thread: Mt Roraima 2011 2nd Expedition Pics SUPER DUPER DIAL UP WARNING! LOTS OF LARGE PICS!

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    Ice cream maker run off a fantastically loud generator in the town of San Francisco:


    San Francisco wall art:




    Roof being re-thatched:


    Bird on my head:



    Bird in my hand, worth at least two in the bush:


    Bronchinnia Hectioides:



    Common spiky savanna plant:


    Waterfall:



    Drosera roraimae



    Drosera roraimae growing on a drip wall by the waterfall:




    Some strange seed pod/egg casing:



    Lighting bug:



    Early morning view before starting the trek:

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    Common lizard seen on the trek:


    Ant mound:


    Neat fern I found when I went to take a whiz:


    More Drosera roraimae:



    Peaceful little pond:


    Flower along the trail:


    Bugs on the aforementioned flowering plant:



    Little spirit house for the Pemon porter who got struck by lightning, December 1, 2010:


    Fishing spider of some sort (these guys are really cool, they lay so flat against the rock you can barely see them):




    A fuzzy ant:


    Flowers along Rio Tek:


    Frog found along Rio Tek:



    Slightly deforested area up Rio Tek:


    Bromeliad in the jungle:



    Insects:




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    Start of the second day of the trip, beautiful view of Kukenan:


    Frog on the banks of Rio Tek:





    More Drosera:


    Mount Roraima:


    Crossing Rio Kukenan:


    Finally caught a lizard!:




    Giant Grasshopper:


    Storm raging behind us:


    I forged my own path through the savanna and came across some neat stuff:



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    hahah! true that about the venezuelan diligence! diligently checking so they can get themselves a bribe!

    great pics mate! you've made me realize how many photo ops i missed out on!

    you certainly lived up to your name! animal whisperer!

    oh, and yea: the yellow utric is U. subulata.
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    lol!! I guess people will be people. Reminds me much about India. Aaah...bribery... what a thorn......

    Anyways....wonderful pics Soopa. LOL to that bird btw. Did u tempt it with morsels or was it tempted by the prospect of nesting material on your head? lol!!

    Keep the pics coming. Just fantastic.

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    The bird from what we deduced was a young bird. It sat in kyle's head and made "feed me" calls. It even ate like a baby bird. We had to put food into its mouth for it to eat. In fact it didn't want to leave. We finally had to put it in a tree.
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    Orchid:



    Stegalepus:


    Flowering Bromeliad:



    Flower:



    The ramp:


    Frog found on a night hunt into the jungle:



    Another Orchid:




    Awesome moss collection on a rock:



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    Rock shaped like a St. Bernard:


    Utricularia:


    Flowering Stegalepus:


    More Orchids:



    Odd growth:


    Flower:


    Viewpoint on the ramp:



    View of the ramp (you can see little tiny people with bright yellow backpacks, for scale, in the lower right hand corner):


    Cool fern growing:


    Roraiman millipede (unnamed species):




    Caterpillar on Roraima:



    Orchid on the summit:


    Flying turtle formation and myself:


    First sighting of Heliamphora Nutans!!:

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