The Great Web of Percy Harrison Fawcett

LOREN McINTYRE  (Photographer, Explorer)

Loren McIntyre is an American photographer who travels regularly through Amazonia to take photographs of the plants, animals, and people who live there. He has taken many spectacular photographs, which have appeared in books and magazines. While visiting a remote area of the Amazon basin in 1980, he was kidnapped by an uncontacted tribe of Amazon Indians and held for several weeks before being released. Many of Loren McIntyre’s best photos are contained in a book called “Amazonia”.

One of the newest tools available for Amazon explorers and researchers are satellite images. Satellites take photographs from high up above the earth to show rivers, mountains, and other information about the land in remote areas. Some satellites can take special images, which give us information about the types of vegetation growing in specific areas, or about valuable mineral, and oil deposits, which might lie beneath the ground.

However, despite these new technologies, they still don’t tell us everything that we need to know. It is still necessary for today’s explorers to travel into remote areas and complete their research on the ground. Even the latest maps quickly become out of date when rivers change after the yearly flooding, This can make navigation for boats very difficult and uncertain.

Loren McIntyre is an American photographer who travels regularly through Amazonia to take photographs of the plants, animals, and people who live there. He has taken many spectacular photographs, which have appeared in books and magazines. While visiting a remote area of the Amazon basin in 1980, he was kidnapped by an uncontacted  tribe of Amazon Indians and held for several weeks before being released. Many of Loren McIntyre’s best photos are contained in a book called Amazonia.

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