photo by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James. Red-and-green macaws fly from a clay lick just outside Manu National Park in the Peruvian Amazon. The macaws probably got spooked by something; they are very flighty when they visit the clay lick as predators could be lurking in the trees ready to catch them when they’re distracted eating the clay. With so little salt in the Amazon macaws and other birds and animals visit clay licks to stock up on minerals and salts. You’d think you’d see animals everywhere in a place like the Amazon, so teeming with life, but you don't. The 'green curtain’ of trees and other plants means you generally see very little. However wait a while patiently and stay quiet and the creatures of the forest will often start to reveal themselves. Macaws are of course different as they are bright and loud and make no effort to hide themselves as they fly overhead. Manu National Park is officially the most bio-diverse place on earth and well worth a trip for the adventurous traveller - if you get lucky you could see a jaguar on the boat journey in.
Photo by @renan_ozturk // Climber @david_goettler exploring an icefall in the Nepal Langtang Himalaya. These sculpted mountain features are like hidden pieces of art but also among the most unstable and dangerous, ready to collapse at any moment. Even just in my short lifetime I’ve seen climate change decimate many of such ice-falls flowing off the peaks at the roof of the world. #nepal#actonclimate