|This arrangement happened organically while I was cleaning, and it feels very apropos.|
For the record, I'm inherently against the concept of taking pictures to facilitate memory..., but in this instance I'm willing to make an exception because it helps tell the story. The fish community of the Pacaya-Samiria is one of the most diverse and understudied in the whole wide world, and my hope is that this record serves as a snapshot in time to document the tiniest fraction of what's lying beneath the surface. In a very literal sense, at any given moment, we could have pulled a species of fish from the river that was completely unknown to science, and that is truly amazing.
|Case in point: Pool and I still don't agree on what this fish is...|
I tried so hard to sell the kiddos on just how cool these fish were, but hopefully the pictures tell the story better than I ever could.
Thank you, as always, for reading.