Ralph Lee Hopkins

Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // A crimson-rumped toucanet at point-blank range in the #MashpiReserve #CloudForest only 3 hours from Quito. The Mashpi Reserve protects a hotspot for biodiversity in the Choco biological region that stretches north in into Colombia and Panama, and south into Peru. The @MashpiLodge is one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World. Only 2% of this rain forest remains in Ecuador. Great to share this expedition with Lucas Bustamante @luksth who is working to document endemic species and creating protected areas. For more info check-out SaveTheChoco.com. #PhotoExpedition with @LindbladExp and @NatGeoExpeditions. [Canon 1DXII, 100-400mmw/1.4x, f5.6@1/1000 sec, ISO 640]

#Ecuador #Mashpi #Quito #NatGeoLodges #LindbladExp @LindbladExp @NatGeoExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions @NatGeo #NationalGeographic @NatGeoTravel #NatGeoTravel #bhphoto @bhphoto #TeamCanon #CanonUSA

Photo by @RalphLeeHopkins // A crimson-rumped toucanet at point-blank range in the #MashpiReserve #CloudForest only 3 hours from Quito. The Mashpi Reserve protects a hotspot for biodiversity in the Choco biological region that stretches north in into Colombia and Panama, and south into Peru. The @MashpiLodge is one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World.  Only 2% of this rain forest remains in Ecuador. Great to share this expedition with Lucas Bustamante @luksth who is working to document endemic species and creating protected areas. For more info check-out SaveTheChoco.com. #PhotoExpedition with @LindbladExp and @NatGeoExpeditions. [Canon 1DXII, 100-400mmw/1.4x, f5.6@1/1000 sec, ISO 640]

#Ecuador #Mashpi #Quito #NatGeoLodges #LindbladExp @LindbladExp @NatGeoExpeditions #NatGeoExpeditions @NatGeo #NationalGeographic @NatGeoTravel #NatGeoTravel #bhphoto @bhphoto #TeamCanon #CanonUSA

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@katherinepeacock1976

That’s an amazing picture - why am I not surprised?

@lois2835

Beautiful bird, beautiful shot

@trulifeacrylic

Love the gentle gradations in color on the toucanet! Thanks for sharing, Ralph. 😊

@elmira_fndrz

Beautiful shot! 👍

@milagros.yepez.549

BEAUTIFUL GREEN BIRD love this.

@abupilar1

Beautiful!

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