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A resident walks on a makeshift walkway above a flooded street from the rising Rio Solimoes, one of the two main branches of the Amazon River, in Careiro da Varzea of Amazonas State, Brazil, June 30, 2015. According to the state Civil Defense, more than 460,000 people were affected by strong rains in the state. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)

A resident walks on a makeshift walkway above a flooded street from the rising Rio Solimoes, one of the two main branches of the Amazon River, in Careiro da Varzea of Amazonas State, Brazil, June 30, 2015. According to the state Civil Defense, more than 460,000 people were affected by strong rains in the state. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)
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02 Jul 2015 14:03:00
An indigenous woman holds her child while trying to resist the advance of Amazonas state policemen who were expelling the woman and some 200 other members of the Landless Movement from a privately-owned tract of land on the outskirts of Manaus, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, in this March 11, 2008 file photo. (Photo by Luiz Vasconcelos-A Critica/Reuters/AE)

An indigenous woman holds her child while trying to resist the advance of Amazonas state policemen who were expelling the woman and some 200 other members of the Landless Movement from a privately-owned tract of land on the outskirts of Manaus, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, in this March 11, 2008 file photo. (Photo by Luiz Vasconcelos-A Critica/Reuters/AE)
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19 Apr 2015 09:09:00
Veterinarian William Guerra Neto (2nd R) and an assistant take measurements of two Amazonian manatees who are being rehabilitated after sustaining injuries from hunting and fishing nets at the Center of Amazonian Manatees at Amana Lake in Maraa, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 21, 2015. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)

Veterinarian William Guerra Neto (2nd R) and an assistant take measurements of two Amazonian manatees who are being rehabilitated after sustaining injuries from hunting and fishing nets at the Center of Amazonian Manatees at Amana Lake in Maraa, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 21, 2015. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)
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30 Sep 2015 08:05:00
Brazilian farmer Jander Santos de Souza (R) checks his corn plantation which is inundated with floodwaters from the Solimoes River, in the rural municipality of Manacapuru, Amazonas state May 5, 2015. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)

Brazilian farmer Jander Santos de Souza (R) checks his corn plantation which is inundated with floodwaters from the Solimoes River, in the rural municipality of Manacapuru, Amazonas state May 5, 2015. According to the association of farmers in the community, about 70 percent of the agricultural production was lost due to the flooding. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)
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07 May 2015 12:08:00
A worker paints the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas state January 10, 2015. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)

A worker paints the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas state January 10, 2015. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is a project of Brazil's National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany's Max Planck Institute and will be equipped with high-tech instruments and an observatory to monitor relationships between the jungle and the atmosphere from next July. According to the institutes, ATTO will gather data on heat, water, carbon gas, winds, cloud formation and weather patterns. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)
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14 Jan 2015 12:39:00
A female adult jaguar, which has a cub, growls at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, June 5, 2017. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)

Brazilian jaguars, imperilled by hunters, ranchers and destruction of their habitat, have learned to survive at least one menace – flooding in the Amazon. They take to the trees. Although they can be six feet long and 200 pounds, the largest South American cats nimbly navigate treetops where they stay from April to July when the rainforest floor is under meters-deep water. Here: A female adult jaguar, which has a cub, growls at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, June 5, 2017. (Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters)
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07 Apr 2018 00:03:00
A fisherman carries a large Pirarucu (Arapaima gigas) at the Piagacu-Purus Sustainable Development Reserve in Amazonas state, Brazil, on October 24, 2019. The pirarucu -a giant fish of the Amazon, that had been on the verge of extinction- can measure up to three meters and weigh more than 200 kilos. The soft and tasty white meat fish is nowadays served in renowned restaurants in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Ricardo Oliveira/AFP Photo)

A fisherman carries a large Pirarucu (Arapaima gigas) at the Piagacu-Purus Sustainable Development Reserve in Amazonas state, Brazil, on October 24, 2019. The pirarucu -a giant fish of the Amazon, that had been on the verge of extinction- can measure up to three meters and weigh more than 200 kilos. The soft and tasty white meat fish is nowadays served in renowned restaurants in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Ricardo Oliveira/AFP Photo)
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31 Oct 2019 00:07:00
On South Georgia, a barren island in the far South Atlantic, a pair of southern elephant seal calves beckon before a colony of king penguins. “The male seals can grow to almost five tons,” says Salgado, “but these are just babies. This one looked at me with beautiful eyes”. (Photo by Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas/Contact Press Images)

Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian documentary photographer living in Paris. He has produced several books, and his work has been exhibited extensively around the world. His latest work, «Genesis», premieres at The Natural History Museum in London on April 11, on view through September 8, 2013. Photo: On South Georgia, a barren island in the far South Atlantic, a pair of southern elephant seal calves beckon before a colony of king penguins. “The male seals can grow to almost five tons,” says Salgado, “but these are just babies. This one looked at me with beautiful eyes”. (Photo by Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas/Contact Press Images)
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30 Apr 2013 12:17:00