Sunday, March 1, 2009

Top of Roraima

The top of Roraima is desolate and rocky, but it is home to a variety of plant and animal species which do not exist anywhere else on the planet.

Unfortunately this was the only photo we got of this strange frog that does not hop, but only crawls. Don't feel sorry for it though; its kind has been successfully crawling around the top of Roraima since the time of the dinosaurs.

Josh preparing lunch in our Roraima cave camp

Crystals like these are scattered everywhere, and not so long ago lay side by side with gold nuggets and diamonds. Once visitors started making trips to Roraima about 30 years ago these quickly began to disapear. Now there are thorough bag inspections upon exiting the park.

overlooking the border with Guyana

insectivorous plant with half-digested flies inside

with our guide, Frank

No comments: