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    Social river Amazons - Kevin Schafer - Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 : Animal Portraits - Specially commended

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    Inia araguaiaenensis, newly discovered wild riverdolphin

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    Amazon River Dolphin - “Boto” (Inia geoffrensis) photo by Kevin Schafer  The charismatic Amazon river dolphin uses echolocation to track down fish and crustaceans in murky river waters. During annual floods the dolphins actually swim through flooded forests to hunt among the trees. Often pink or very pale, the dolphins are relatively easy to spot. The bright hue and the boto’s natural curiosity around boats have made the dolphins easy prey for fishermen who target them (illegal

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