More photos from the Upper Amazon. This shot is taken on a riverbank and for some reason butterflies found the area very enticing. There must have been something in the water or mixed with the sand that kept them coming back.
This is an ant. But not any ordinary ant. This one has been known to attach humans by crawling in any cavity they can ( nose, ear etc) and then eating the skin or membrane from the inside out. They kill mammals this way. I was pretty anxious to keep movin' on!