So the internship and my routine back home is quite different. Everyday we had to wake up at 4 am and hike to high elevations that were strenuous to say the least. In Ecuador, the sun sets early in the day at around 6 pm, so we all ended going to sleep at around 7 pm! There was also loads of manual labor, so along with brain power we had to do physical work. To get to a location we had to hike for a few hours along hazardous paths and usually with a machete to clear the paths. The supplies had to be taken with us so we had heavy backpacks that made the trips a little scarier. If we wanted to use wifi we had to make a laborious hike into town and try and get a ride, if your lucky, to the main area where there were internet cafes or restaurants with wifi available. At home I usually wake up at around 6 am and go to work or school and I always have wifi available, which I really appreciate now.
Hammock overlooking Ecuadorian forest. A hummingbird weighed and held still by a mesh as a”taco.”
Juvenile in photographers grip.
Met a fellow Wolverine. Bi-color antbird in photographers grip.