We toured the rain forest boating up the Panama Canal towards Lake Gatun. We cruised in a speed boat through small islands checking out the animal life stopping to see monkeys, birds, and other wild creatures. We also rode a jungle skyway up to the top of a local mountain and climbed a 100 foot tower for a look out over the rain forest and the canal.
This is the bridge below. Funky one-lane shaky trip.
Up in the canopy of the rain forest. We were there during the dry season.
Looking out on the river that feeds the Canal
This is the paper plant as indicated by all of the tourists who had sign the plant.
This is a strangulation vine that will eventually kill the tree.
Termite nest facing down to so the rain will run off it.
Native village inhabited by the Kuna tribe who still live off the river and jungle.
(Photo stolen from the web.)
View of Panama Canal and river.
Gamboa City – Original home of the Panama Canal Administration.
From the rain forest canopy lookout tower.
This ivy plant grabbed this tree many years ago when the tree was only inches high.
As the tree grew it dragged the ivy plant with it. The tree was about 50 feet high.
Canopy cable car.
Tree Sloth with baby.
On the Canal looking for monkeys.
Your basic vulture.
Our crew on the canal.