Spanning across Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, the Amazon Rainforest has been named one of “New 7 Wonders of Nature.” This lush region has unparalleled biodiversity. In fact, one in ten known species in the world lives in the Amazon Rainforest. Buckets Lists, Ecuador, South America, Beautiful Places, National Parks, Travel, Rivers, Amazonrainforest, Amazon Rainforests
The Amazon River begins high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The river and its tributaries flow some 4,000 miles (6,400 kilometers) to the Atlantic Ocean through Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, and Brazil; by far the largest portion is in Brazil.
Amazon, South America. The Amazon River Basin is home to the largest rainforest on earth. The basin, roughly the size of the forty-eight contiguous United States, covers some 40% of the South American continent and includes part of eight South American countries including Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname, as well as French Guiana, a department of France.
Photographer’s Description: As startling as a bright-blue eye, a central lagoon peers out from Rocas Baimbridgen in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. The stark, rocky island teems with life at times—the brackish lagoon waters are favored by flamingos. Photograph by Bobby Haas