Photographer's Note

We met this young sympathetic guy in a Natural Park in Praia do Forte, north of Salvador de Bahia. He was a native from that village and spent his holidays guiding people in the Sapiranga forest. In fact, it is the only Primary forest along the Brazilian coast meaning that it is a preserved forest unchanged by the Man Hand unlike most of the forest on the Earth. Even if most of the Amazonian forest is still the same for thousands years, it is almost impossible to find such preserved ecosystem along the coast since it is of such an easy access. We were told this was thanks to the work of the Garcia d’Avila foundation which dedicated funds to educate local people and set up a long term program aiming at preserving the wild life and the forest.

That nice guy was especially interesting and taught us many things about the Rain forest, its trees and animals. All along the Sapiranga river, he showed us many insects, parrots, monkeys, bugs, flowers, trees and explained us what made them unique. Above all, we spent a great moment with this young guy who shared his passion for ecology with us. He’s still studying Biology at the university nearby if I remember well and I just hope he will manage to get a good job close from his passion in the near future. Most Brazilian people we met were remarkably welcoming and nice and this one didn’t fail to that characteristic.

No cropping, levels & contrasts adjusted, USM applied.

Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: 4
Exposure mode: Av
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: Continuous: frame 1
ISO: 800
Lens: 70 to 200mm
Focal length: 70mm
AF mode: AI Focus AF
Image size: 3504 x 2336
Image quality: Raw
White balance: Auto
Color space: sRGB
Saturation: High
Sharpness: High2
Contrast: High2
Tone: Normal

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