• Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 8 December, 2011 13:10
  • Focal length: 150mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 8 December, 2011 13:10
  • Focal length: 150mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 8 December, 2011 13:10
  • Focal length: 150mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 s

The inflorescense of the Herrania is otherwordly beautiful and mysterious, and unlike any I have encountered. Of course there are countless beauties in the primary forest of Yasuni, but most are in the canopy. The wild cocoa has a different strategy that makes it so accessible to passers by like me – on the dark forest floor.

This tree grows alongside the path to the clay lick – not far from the welcome centre.