Silence… except for the dip of a paddle into the water and the occasional knock against the canoe. On either side, a lush green rainforest towers over us creating a canopy so thick that in certain places, the sky is only spots of blue. Suddenly, a screech of a bird calls to its mate, and a howl of a monkey pierce the air. You search into the depths of the trees in the hope of catching sight of these beautiful creatures. When you find them, you feel as satisfied as a child who figured out where the piece of the puzzle fit. Welcome to the deep Amazon in Ecuador!
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By: Nicole Hunter