MACAWS in SlowMotion! Rainforest Research! - Smarter Every Day 60

This is a REAL PLACE... and this happens EVERY MORNING!! I went there two mornings and made observations. It was amazing. Please Click to Tweet! I apologize for the video being a couple of minutes longer... but it took months of planning and preparation to do this. I wanted to leave a bit in there about the boat so I wouldn't lose the memories! The noise was awful though (Macaws have a horrible song).

I didn't know most of the rain in the Amazon comes from the Atlantic! So this is what happens when you combine a battery operated Miro LC320S high speed camera with an incredibly specific spot of dirt that Macaws LOVE. It took several days and lots of modes of transportation to get there, but we took a new MIRO ( to one of the most remote research facilities in the Peruvian Rainforest. The footage we obtained was incredible.

How to get there yourself!:

I coordinated the travel with Rainforest Expeditions Tell them Destin sent you.

You can checkout what they do on their Facebook page: They ran me up and down the river in a boat, gave me lenses, a clean bed, awesome food etc. It was pretty amazing!

See the research project's website here: The project is led by Dr. Don Brightsmith Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center Department of Veterinary Pathobiology College of Veterinary Medicine

Jeff Cremer was my hook-up for all things photography once I got on site. He's very good at technical photography and is more than capable of handling anything you can throw at him. Check out his chops and tell him Destin sent you: