Every January, I get a little nostalgic for Ecuador, where I spent January of 2005. So, here's a little photo tribute...
Our first stop was the lovely Bellavista Reserve in the cloud forest. Bellavista is famous for being the place with the highest hummingbird diversity in the world, and is a sort of mecca for birders.
Darwin and evolution, you will never see another wild place where the animals simply have no fear of you.
Tiputini Biodiversity Station, a working field station where people are busy studying primates and spiders and... well, biodiversity.