Paul Rosolie@paulrosolie

Naturalist, Author of ‘Mother of God’. I speak for the trees. @tamanduaexpeditions @junglekeepers

www.paulrosolie.com/

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Paul Rosolie

Man, I love bringing people to the jungle. Look at that smile!!! I know that the first time I saw the Amazon, and smelled that rich forest smell, I knew it was going to change me. How can you not be changed when you see what the world was like before we cut down the trees and poured concrete all over it. Suddenly in you are in Avatar-everything is alive and glowing land. You can drink the river - it’s CLEAN. All I know is when you are on a boat moving through the jungle and the sun is out and adventure is ahead - you just gotta smile 😀🐍🤘🌏💪🐍
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Head over to @tamanduaexpeditions to find out how you can get on board traveling to the jungle and helping us protect wildlife!


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You want to go dark? Well it doesn’t get too much darker than this book. I don’t usually enjoy books that take place at sea - just not my thing. But I read the first chapter of this book on a friends rec and found it so brutal and bleak that I just peeked into the next chapter. By then, of course, I was already a goner. Things just kept getting worse, and WORSE. The entire book. The score for this book could easily be just the lowest key on the piano hammered again and again. DOOM. DOOM. DOOM. Henry Drax is like Hannibal Lecter, or the guy from No Country for Old Men. He’s a brutal and terrifying villain that makes you truly fear the worlds most dangerous animal: men. // This book made me grin several times with sick entertainment. It also made me want to take a shower and do good deeds for children. Hug my mother. The sky is always black, the water gunmetal grey. The humans are a deplorable tribe of creatures fighting with each other and the elements. But to me the constantly rising stakes and the backdrop of elemental wild nature that it all takes place in was thrilling. One of my least favorite things is when I have to push myself to finish a book. When the plot doesn’t pull me forward. This book gave me no choice - I was a prisoner to one of my favorite things: to be in a story where I’m constantly at a complete loss for what is going to happen next. On a ride I just can’t get off. I think I read it in two days (which is fast for me #dyslexia #slowreader) // If you like redeeming characters and hope - then look elsewhere. But if you want an extra strong dose of darkness and ice - climb aboard. .
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Rated R for sure.
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Tamandua was created as a way to connect people and wildlife conservation. Today we are proud to work with @junglekeepers To protect a place where amazing wildlife like this lives. // Checking camera traps is always like jungle Christmas. These images help us learn what is going on in the weeks that we can’t be physically there, standing in the jungle, watching. This was an old logging road. But once we shut down the logging and the jungle vegetation begins to reclaim the space - the animals moved in. This male Jag was a frequent visitor. Zoom in. This animal is stunning. (And he was so long I had to put three different shots together to get his whole body in frame!)
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If you’d like to help study the wildlife we are protecting check out Tamandua’s 2019 trips - we have one dedicated to camera traps and studying big cats and other wildlife!!! .
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A giant leaf mantis - these are beyond stunning to encounter. The way they look at you... I’m certain they are just wishing they were big enough to eat us. I used to raise praying mantises as a kid and let me tell you: they will eat as much as they can for their entire lives. Hey are the insect Tyrannosaurus rex. When it was raining and I couldn’t find bugs for them I’d give them raw beef, chicken, or anything really. I’ve seen them eat entire katydids, bumblebees etc. and of course - for mantises this large - hummingbirds lizards and nice can be on the menu. Personally, I love mantises so much I’d take the risk: I wish they were 12 feet long!!! .
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Photo by @declanburley


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So many people are scared of the JUngle that I have to share some of this footage with you if students having fun in the wild. Whether we are walking through the forest or out on the river spotting capybara and monkeys - this is paradise on 🌏 also NOW is the time to sign up for @tamanduaexpeditions 2019 trips and help us keep this beautiful river safe 🙏🌏🤘😎🐍
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You walk for hours and in all that chaotic greenery there is nothing. Just sounds and shadows and giant trees. The rainforest isn’t what you think - you won’t see animals everywhere - out in the open. They are all hiding, trying to survive. You have to keep walking, and keep believing in the treasure you are seeking. The jungle isn’t going to make it easy. Nothing worth it ever is. And so we take a knee in awe when we finally find it: a swamp snake glowing in the jungle. .
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Photo by @mohsinkazmitakespictures .
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This is how you start a morning! This pic was actually us coming BACK from a trip - an epic trip with great people, insane adventures, amazing wildlife - and what more could you ask for? That’s what makes @tamanduaexpeditions special - we are all in it together. Out in the jungle, come what may. That it’s not just some joy ride - we are all there to explore and protect the Amazon Rainforest! Im already so stoked for spring 2019 when I’m doing the hardest solo I’ve ever done and then guiding several trips - new scars, new adventures, new friends, and lots more wildlife!! The question is: are you coming? 🤘😂👋🐍🌏
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This is one of those shots that I took while writing, at the station in the jungle, and it just made me happy. The Reddish hermit (Phaethornis ruber) is the THIRD smallest bird in the world, and a friend of mine. This one seems to like freaking out humans - he'll buzz right by your head (which in the jungle everyone assumes is the sound of a hornet). People's reactions are great. But as anyone who has ever tried to get a shot of a hummingbird knows, they don't stay still long. So your best shot is to sit there, patiently all afternoon drinking coffee and reading or writing. Waiting for that almost subsonic purr of those wings - .
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(FYI since I know everyone is going to ask, to the best of my knowledge the smallest bird in the world is the bee hummingbird of Cuba)
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Ok now get off of instagram, put away your phone and go outside. That's what I'm gonna do! Have a good weekend everyone.
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***You gotta have sound on for this one.***
Think you could saw off enough to survive? I should mention that I am barefoot most of my life so don’t try this unless you’ve built that callus. The native guys I learned from in the Amazon often don’t wear shoes, so I don’t wear shoes. On the off months when I’m in NY or India I run 6 miles a day barefoot to maintain the toughness of my feet. I also do long hikes barefoot. It makes me quiet in the forest. // When we caught that little white catfish - we needed it badly. @mohsinkazmitakespictures and @gowrivaranashi and I were on a 300 mile raft down the Alto Madre De Dios River and the day before we’d had a bad accident. .
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I believe that when you are hunting or fishing you should really NEED it or don’t take the life. I don’t NEED a fish as big as the donsella I have in the second part of the vid. The truth is that that fish has tried to do one thing it’s whole life: survive. I can starve a few more days - .
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This spring I’ll be teaching a wilderness survival course for @tamanduaexpeditions with my native friend @juanjuliodurandtorres - fair warning to would be participants: it’s gonna be tough. 😎
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In 2011 and 2012 when I started writing ‘Mother of God’ I was barely established as a conservationist, and completely unknown as an author. When you are just starting out you spend a lot of time dreaming - hoping things go right. And a lot of time too trying to fight off the thoughts of it all going wrong and failing. I'll tell you this: I've been through the densest parts of the deepest jungles on this planet and seen some scary animals - but publishing is scarier. You are sending something you created - that you created - out into the world to be torn up, ripped apart and judged. You spend your days under the weight of knowing that this thing that you threw yourself into - spent YEARS on - really MIGHT NOT MAKE IT. It could have all been for nothing. When you are under those odds and that pressure it is pretty awe-inspiring when one of the big dogs reaches down to give you a hand up. .
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Thank you @BearGrylls 🙏
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Is that a SNAKE? Guest post from @gowrivaranashi : .
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Few days ago at work I’m up-state NY someone found a caterpillar that stuck out a bright red tongue like thing at us in defense. A day later we found another caterpillar during a mushroom walk that did the same thing! I had to look into this amazing discovery and learned that swallowtail butterfly caterpillars stick out a forked tongue which is a gland called an Osmeterium that 1. Mimics a snakes tongue 🐍 to probably scare away birds, 2. Releases a foul smelling chemical that keeps off ants and mantids and can even sometimes kill them.
This is a rare spicebush swallowtail caterpillar showing off its defense!! 😍 Nature is just amazing and the fact that species evolve such specific defense mechanisms (like a gland that looks like a snakes tongue) is mind blowing and still unexplained. 🐛🐛 .
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Some days ya can barely brush your teeth before something goes wrong. That’s how you know it’s gonna be a good one. Yeah I don’t want to jump in the water and push the boat but that shit really does build character. And the more that goes wrong and the more you suffer and learn it’s all just good material for writing. I’m starting to love the hard stuff 🤪 Sorry for the noise and the 🤬but not really. Happy Monday everybody. 😎🤘😂
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@mohsinkazmitakespictures time to jump in and push .

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