Roger Waters, attends a press conference along with victims of environmental damage caused during oil operations in the Ecuadoran Amazon blamed on US company Texaco -which Chevron acquired in 2001-, in Quito
Ecuador, on November 20, 2018. Photos: Franklin Jacome.
Ant-mimicking treehopper, Cyphonia clavata, Membracidae by Andreas Kay Via Flickr: This treehopper was filmed in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador and measures only 6 mm in length. Treehoppers are insects related to cicadas and leafhoppers.
Most treehoppers have a highly modified pronotum on the back, in this case forming several hollow spheres and spines, which makes it unpalatable for potential predators. Moreover it resembles an ant which most predators rather avoid.
Treehoppers feed on plant sap which is rich in sugar. In this video the sucking mouthparts of the treehopper have penetrated the vein of a leaf.
Galapagos penguin – the only penguin that lives north of the equator in the wild – shoots to the surface of the Pacific Ocean after a deep dive in search of food. Captured in December on a recent trip to Ecuador working with Lindblad/National Geographic Expeditions.