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Astronotus Mikoljii

Astronotus Mikoljii

Astronotus Mikoljii A new species of Oscar cichlid from the Orinoco:  Astronotus Mikoljii We are proud to announce that MIKOLJI has a new species of Oscar cichlid named after him.  It’s called Astronotus Mikoljii. Here are some excerpts from the new scientific...
Exploring the Western Guiana Shield

Exploring the Western Guiana Shield

Exploring the Western Guiana Shield As I stand there, looking at the large inselbergs in the distance, I wonder how mind blowing this area of the Western Guiana Shield must have been to Humboldt, 222 years ago. I also start thinking; if I was a fleeing colonist trying...
Red Line Lizard Tetra Iguanodectes sp in the Wild

Red Line Lizard Tetra Iguanodectes sp in the Wild

Red Line Lizard Tetra Iguanodectes sp in the Wild The legend says there is a half human creature which appears to people in the middle of nowhere, deep in the middle of the Venezuelan Amazonas jungle. Locals call it “The Primitive Man” and say that it is a bit smaller...
Wild Aquarium

Wild Aquarium

Wild Aquarium Wild Aquarium is a movement which involves visiting an aquatic habitat such as a lake, river or stream and setting up a temporal aquarium in situ with the aim of mimicking the habitats seen on the spot. What is a Wild Aquarium? Manifesto by Ivan Mikolji...
Green Neon Tetras in the Wild

Green Neon Tetras in the Wild

GREEN NEON TETRAS IN THE WILD “Good morning Ivan. Did you know that we have the best pineapples here in the Amazon?” “Good morning Alipio, I did not know that. Let’s hurry before we miss the sunrise.” GOOD MORNING “Good morning Ivan. Did you know that we have the best...
Blue Phantom Plecos L128 Hemiancistrus sp in the wild

Blue Phantom Plecos L128 Hemiancistrus sp in the wild

BLUE PHANTOM PLECOS L128 HEMIANCISTRUS SP IN THE WILD There are two incredible things that make the Blue Phantom Plecos habitat even more special. The first one is that in some areas the chrome rocks are filled with some of the world’s largest rock art, also referred...
Oscar Cichlids in the Wild

Oscar Cichlids in the Wild

OSCAR CICHLIDS IN THE WILD Oscars are present in many countries in South America. They have adapted to diverse water conditions, river systems, and coexist with different species. Since 2006 I have been going to a very special spot in the Venezuelan llanos. This spot...
The Scarecory

The Scarecory

THE SCARECORY I am standing in the middle of the creek, motionless. The sky is blue with no clouds and the sun is shining brightly. A soft tropical breeze is swaying the tree canopy which seems over 20 meters above. Boy, the trees are tall in this place. Bronze...