Guyana: Kaieteir NP – Jungle Forest
The jungles covering the high plateaus in the Guyana interior are some of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. Animals, plants, insects that live here can’t be found anywhere else on earth. The largest bromeliads in the world tower above you and collect rainwater in the leaves. Rare golden frogs live inside this water never leaving the plant in their entire life-cycle; they are highly poisonous (their diet consist solely of toxic ants). Carnivorous plants (sundews and bladderworts) cover marshy ground, as a result there are hardly any mosquitoes. It’s cool and moist under the canopy of massive trees with bizarre fruits and berries feeding tropical birds and mammals. And I only had very little time to explore as most time went to ogling the Keieteur waterfall.