Venezuelan Suntiger

Look carefully. Do you see the large spider in the photo? It is the Venezuelan Suntiger [Psalmopoeus irminia). Regardless of its name, it is relatively common in the forests of Guyana. A treetop dweller, the Suntiger grows up tointherainforest (new) 6 inches in diameter and looks quite ferocious with its bright orange tiger striped markings on its abdomen. Although it is capable of biting and injecting a venom that would make you uncomfortable, the Suntiger, like most tarantulas, would rather flee than face conflict with something as large as a person.20140525iwokrama

Venezuelan Suntiger (Photo by Andrew Snyder)
Venezuelan Suntiger (Photo by Andrew Snyder)

Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is the most widely distributed owl in the Americas; it ranges from Northern Canada to South America.


A juvenile green Iguana perched above a muddy creek. (Photo by Andrew Snyder) Photographer, Andrew Snyder, caught this young Iguana sunning on the bank of the Burro Burro River.

Giant River Otter

The Giant River Otter or ‘water dog’ is the most endangered neotropical animal.

Red-shouldered Macaw

In the afternoon, when fruits are in season, a high pitched,

White Headed Marsh Tyrant

This bold little flycatcher is the White Headed Marsh Tyrant. As its name suggests,


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