Another “Extreme” Photographer: Guido Sterkendries

by Rebecca on May 26, 2010

in Animal Pictures

Guido Sterkendries: photographer observes wildlife from the canopy of rainforests in Panama and Brazil

 The photographer waits for tiny blue frogs 43m above the forest floor

Dangling from the trees high above the rainforest floor this “extreme” photographer goes to great lengths in search of the world’s rarest species. Meet Guido Sterkendries – the real-life Tarzan photographer who lives in the tree-tops observing his subjects. Traveling deep into the rainforests of Panama and Brazil the Belgian ecologist and wildlife photographer spends up to two weeks at a time perched in a specially constructed canopy that allows him to climb out onto branches to photograph rare and endangered species.

Guido during the training for his canopy project, taking photos of falcons in the French Jura

Guido taking photos of falcons.

 Tiny blue arboreal poison dart frogs (Dendrobates vicentei) in the rainforest in Panama

From his precarious perch, Guido has photographed never-before seen species such as the blue arboreal poison dart frog seen here.

An as yet unidentified species of caterpillar in the low-lying rainforest in Colon Province, Panama 

An as yet unidentified species of caterpillar in the low-lying rainforest in Colon Province, Panama.

White-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). These are highly intelligent monkeys ran away with the photographer's drying underwear

White-faced capuchins. These highly intelligent monkeys ran away with the photographer’s drying underwear.

The almost extinct golden frog in the low-lying rainforest in Colle Province, Panama

The almost extinct golden frog in the low-lying rainforest in Colle Province, Panama.

Photographer Guido Sterkendries shooting Caymans in the swamps in the Pantanal tropical wetland in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Guido shooting in the swamps in the Pantanal tropical wetland in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

An armoured grasshopper (Tettigoniidae) in the rainforest in Panama

An armored grasshopper in the rainforest in Panama.

A male gladiator tree forg  (Hyla boans) calling for females and warning males to stay away

A male tree frog calling for females and warning other males to stay away.

An as yet unidentified species of caterpillar in the low-lying rainforest in Colon Province, Panama

An as yet unidentified species of caterpillar in the low-lying rainforest in Colon Province, Panama.

A red eye tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) walks along a branch in the rainforest in Colon Province, Panama

A red eye tree frog walks along a branch in the rainforest in Colon Province, Panama.

A mother black and gold howler monkey (Alouatta caraya), with young in the Pantanal tropical wetland in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

A mother black and gold howler monkey, with her youngster in the Pantanal tropical wetland in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

 


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