Fishes of the Orinoco in the Wild
Imagine yourself floating in a crystal-clear river filled with some of your favorite tropical fish. When you look down at the river bottom you see Stingrays and schools of Corydoras. When you look to your right you see Cardinal tetras, and to your left you witness schools of Severum cichlids.
DOCUMENTARIES & SHORT FILMS
A journey with Mikolji, river explorer, underwater photographer, transcends writing. Of course, he shows you where he is, through words and images. But that’s just an entrée. When you read his work, you’re carried into a full tactile experience.
AS SEEN ON
In this video, Ivan describes his work as the fusion between nature, science and art. We see how all three interests meld together to form one whole body of work.
The series that started the Wild Aquarium movement! Ivan’s ingenious idea of creating an ephemeral aquarium using only the materials found around a body of water has been applauded and emulated throughout the world.
Hi I am Ivan, and I am George, and we are The Fish Guys! We travel all over in pursuit of getting underwater footage of tropical fish, same topical fish most of us keep in our aquariums.
LIFE AS A RIVER EXPLORER
“Conservation relies on empathy for what is being conserved. Empathy relies on communication. Ivan is one of nature’s great translators, communicating to the senses the very emotions of animals, plants, even the land. ‘We are here,’ they say through him. ‘We are here and we matter.”
Nathan Hill | Associate Editor of Practical Fishkeeping Magazine, UK
Amazon Leaffish in the Wild
M. polyacanthus is a widespread species present in many South American countries from Bolivia up to the Orinoco River, in southern Venezuela.
The Red Line Lizard Tetras are as peaceful as a fish gets and opposed to many other tetras of the same size it seems not to swim around too much and do not like open waters.
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
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PROJECTS, PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS
Learn about Mikolji’s current and past consevation projects, his work with some of the leading scientists in the world, research in progress, publications, and future expeditions.
Ivan Mikolji’s work through his vast and detailed photographic documentation and as an explorer is very important when it comes to talking about scientific disclosure in Venezuela and Colombia. He has made a significant contribution making the biological and scientific knowledge of our planet accessible to all through his pictures, observations and field trips.
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