Here is a remarkable natural history photo sent to me by Venezuelan Polymath and naturalist Charles Brewer-Carías, showing him holding the tail of a giant 8 meter anaconda at the Neblina base camp during a biological scientific expedition to a sandstone massif called Cerro de la Neblina, a tepui in the northern Amazon Basin. Quote -"A tepui, sandstone, quarzcite the highest and the highest mountain in Brasil 3014 m."- Charles Brewer-Carías. This particular tepui or lost world called Neblina, also called the “Mountain of the Mist” is surrounded by rainforest and swamps around it’s base. Zoologists collected hundreds of new species during the scientific expedition after they were transported to the summit by helicopter. The 1984 expedition included dozens of scientists from multipal disciplines, who were needed to conduct a complete biological survey cataloguing the region’s rich flora and fauna. Included were herpetologists, botanists, mammalogists, ichthyologists, entomologists, and ornithologists, and was lead by naturalist Charles Brewer-Carías, who was described by author Douglas J. Preston as, Quote -“ One of the few people familiar with the Nablina region, Brewer turned out to be an ideal leader - an old fashioned, Roy Chapman Andrews type. Lean, muscular, comfortable with half a dozen Indian languages, Brewer was most at home, according to one expedition member, “hunkered down over a campfire with a group of Indians.” - Douglas J. Preston, Dinosaurs in the Attic.
Regarding the photo of the Anaconda below, Charles said quote -“This Anaconda we saw it and left it alone at the Neblina Base Camp. It was 8 meters long. near the maximum known. (25 feet) There is a reward for anyone finding an anaconda of 10 meter long...!" - Charles Brewer-Carías
Links below to Charles website and the page on my website about his work.
“This Anaconda we saw it and left it alone at the Neblina Base Camp. It was 8 meters long. near the maximum known. (25 feet) - Charles Brewer-Carías
"A place called Cerro de la Neblina, "Mountain of the Mists." An expedition there in 1983 and 1987 hearkened back in many ways to the age of Roy Chapman Andrews " - Douglas J. Preston, "Dinosaurs in the Attic"
Panoramic view of the Cerro de la Neblina, “Mountain of the mist”
"Anybody can be a discoverer. It’s a matter of preparation, of knowledge, of being interested in everything. The only limits are those of our imagination." - Charles Brewer-Carías Magazine Geographical quote
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Here picture, drawing and map of the place of the Neblina expedition Base Camp, where I spent 4 years”- Charles Brewer-Carías
All the images and photos are the Intellectual property of Charles Brewer-Carías