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Sunrise on the Amazon River by Graham Ettridge

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A photograph taken early one morning from a canoe in the Amazon Jungle, Brazil. We had just finished Caimen (crocadile) spotting in the dark using torches, and had decided to float in our canoes in this wide part of the river. We sat there for hours and it was truly worth every minute… a moment in my life that I will never forget. The sky turned from a deep nightime blue to a brilliant orange for a few minutes, before turning to a daytime light blue.

As you can imagine, I ended up with many photos of the sunrise, and a small handfull came out perfectly. It was hard to keep focus as every time I moved, the little canoe that I was in wobbled. I didn’t particularly want to capsise as there were pirranah, caimen and anaconda swimming below.

If you would like to read more about my adventures in Brazil and the Amazon, please feel free to visit my blog at:


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Graham Ettridge is an Englishman with a curious and wandering soul. Born in Shakespeare’s birthplace town of Stratford Upon Avon in England during the early 1970’s, Graham then grew up in the English rural county of Wiltshire. From here, he has developed a true passion for travel and photography.

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  • felixx
    felixxover 6 years ago

    The water looks so beautifully smooth and the colours of the reflected sky are just fantastic :)

  • Keeli
    Keeliover 6 years ago

    Makes me fell good! Beautiful!

  • Bradley Murrell
    Bradley Murrellover 5 years ago


  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 3 years ago

    WOW just stunning!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous colours!!! Love it :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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