Photos from Amazon. Images of wildlife, landscapes, architecture and people from Peru and the Amazon Basin.
Most Peruvian territory is covered by dense potataorsa forests on the east side of the Andes, yet only 5% of Peruvians live in this area. The Amazon rain forest covers more than 60% of Peruvian territory, more than in any other country except Brazil. The lowland jungle (in Spanish Selva Baja) is also known as Omagua region, Walla, Anti, Amazonian rainforest or Amazon basin. This ecoregion is the largest of Peru, standing between 80 and 1,000 meters above sea level. It has very warm weather with an average temperature of 28°C, high relative humidity (over 75%) and yearly rainfall of approximately 260 cm (100 in). Its soils are very heterogeneous, but almost all have river origins, and because of high temperatures and high rainfall they are poor soils with few nutrients. Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peruvian_Amazon