My husband and I just spent 5 months volunteering around South America. We volunteered in 4 different organizations from Costa Rica, to Ecuador, and Brazil. We saw so many incredible things every single day, it really blew my mind!

I have always loved animals and I knew there was amazing biodiversity in the world, but getting to experience it first hand was such an incredible experience! On an almost daily basis, I would exclaim "Oh my goodness!" out of shock and excitement at what incredible things I had stumbled upon in the jungle! I have been recording videos throughout our whole trip, and you can see them on my Youtube channel below.

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The World's Smallest Monkey! Pygmy Marmoset

The World's Smallest Monkey! Pygmy Marmoset

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Go to 14:32 to see video of this little cutie! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wAjQSa52bw&t=350s

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#2

Beautiful Green Butterfly!

Beautiful Green Butterfly!

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Galaxii
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful. Those wings are like emerald.

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#3

A Baby Peccary!

A Baby Peccary!

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Kim Smith
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Him is cute!! I bet he will be a truffle sniffer...

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#4

A Pineapple Plant!!

A Pineapple Plant!!

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TC
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought they came from supermarkets...

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#5

Beautiful Green-Headed Tanager!

Beautiful Green-Headed Tanager!

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Go to 1:33 and 2:57 to see this stunning bird in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0CdRM3y7ik&t=10s

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#6

Grasshopper That Looks Like Tree Bark!

Grasshopper That Looks Like Tree Bark!

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Laugh Fan
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep, definitely looks like tree bark. Spent a few seconds looking for the grasshopper...

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#7

Adorable Tiny Mushrooms That Start Growing From Under Trees!

Adorable Tiny Mushrooms That Start Growing From Under Trees!

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#8

A Mushroom That Looks Like A Net!

A Mushroom That Looks Like A Net!

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#9

A Blond-Crested Woodpecker!

A Blond-Crested Woodpecker!

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#10

A Butterfly With The Number 89 On The Wings!

A Butterfly With The Number 89 On The Wings!

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#11

A Worm The Size Of A Snake!

A Worm The Size Of A Snake!

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#12

A Red Eyed Tree Frog!

A Red Eyed Tree Frog!

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#13

Beautiful Blue And Green Grasshopper That Looks Like A Crossbow!

Beautiful Blue And Green Grasshopper That Looks Like A Crossbow!

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#14

A Gigantic Tree With Crazy Roots!

A Gigantic Tree With Crazy Roots!

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BeenElle
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. Anyone know what kind of tree this is?

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#15

Montezuma Oropendola A Bird That Sounds Like A Space Ship!

Montezuma Oropendola A Bird That Sounds Like A Space Ship!

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#16

A Whole Colony Of Shiny Blue Beetles!

A Whole Colony Of Shiny Blue Beetles!

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#17

A Butterfly I Have Named The "Sad Face Butterfly"

A Butterfly I Have Named The "Sad Face Butterfly"

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#18

2 Inch Bullet Ants! Climbing All Over Your Laundry....

2 Inch Bullet Ants! Climbing All Over Your Laundry....

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Kjorn
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i think they're called bullet ant because their stings hurt like if you've been shot

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#19

Gigantic Colourful Millipede, As Wide As Your Finger And 6 Inches Long!

Gigantic Colourful Millipede, As Wide As Your Finger And 6 Inches Long!

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Karin Morris
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's really beautiful though, look how vivid the legs are. Wow

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#20

Jet-Black Grasshopper With Bright Red Eyes!

Jet-Black Grasshopper With Bright Red Eyes!

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#21

Tarantula Bigger Than Your Hand!

Tarantula Bigger Than Your Hand!

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#22

A Crazy Looking Green And Orange Bug!

A Crazy Looking Green And Orange Bug!

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Purple light
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The part on the right looks a bit like a duck's head

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#23

A Flightless Wasp! I Didn't Know That Was A Thing Before!

A Flightless Wasp! I Didn't Know That Was A Thing Before!

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Cassie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We have flightless wasps in the US commonly known as "cow killer ants" or "velvet ants".

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#24

Beautiful Yellow Bug With Spotted Underbelly!

Beautiful Yellow Bug With Spotted Underbelly!

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#26

Crazy Tim Burton Looking Spider, With Legs Longer Than Your Fingers!

Crazy Tim Burton Looking Spider, With Legs Longer Than Your Fingers!

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#27

A Creature Straight Out Of Harry Potter!

A Creature Straight Out Of Harry Potter!

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#28

A Green Anaconda! With A Head As Big As Your Hand!

A Green Anaconda! With A Head As Big As Your Hand!

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#29

A Crazy Spider That Looks Like A Skull!

A Crazy Spider That Looks Like A Skull!

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