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Fitness and Photography for Fun - A blog on staying fit by hiking and doing photography by David Mendosa

Market Day on the Amazon

December 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments

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The city of Nauta has just 16,000 residents, but it was busy on market day when we happened to visit. I used the opportunity to take many photos of the scene.

Many Three-Wheel Motorcycle Taxis Met Us When We Left the Ship at Nauta

Many Three-Wheel Motorcycle Taxis Met Us When We Left the Ship at Nauta

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Much of the Market is Covered

Much of the Market is Covered

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Some of the Fruit Was Familiar

Some of the Fruit Was Familiar

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This Food Wasn’t Familiar, But the Flies Were

This Food Wasn’t Familiar, But the Flies Were

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These Cute Little Fish are Red-bellied Piranhas

These Cute Little Fish are Red-bellied Piranhas

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Red-bellied piranhas have the worst reputation of any freshwater fish. Their razor-sharp teeth are capable of easily stripping flesh from prey, living or dead, small or large. When they go into a feeding frenzy, a school of piranhas will converge on a large prey and devour it in minutes. That’s one reason why I never went for a swim in the Amazon.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Debbie Peterson // Jan 2, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Ha, red-bellied piranhas would keep me out of the water as well! Nice pictures. You sure do get around the world, my goodness. Thanks for all the tips.

  • 2 David Mendosa // Jan 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Dear Debbie,

    Thanks for writing! I’m glad that you enjoy my pictures.

    Namaste,

    David

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