Amazon Rising

In the Amazon, animals, plants and people all share a lifestyle defined by the yearly floods. When rains raise the river as much as 30 feet, fishes swim where, in the dry season, people walked and birds perched. You’ll see this and more as you walk through a year in Amazon Rising.

Look out for piranhas, tarantulas, stingrays, monkeys and an anaconda. In churning river channels, still lakes and even flooded treetops look for tetras, turtles and fruit-eating fish called tambaqui. See for yourself how the region adapts to the water’s dramatic annual rise and fall.