Dr Morley Read

Dr Morley Read

I am an independent nature photographer/videographer and biological consultant resident in Ecuador, South America.
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Aerial shot of an Amazonian highway in Ecuador and a clearing made by a subsistence farmer. Roads bring colonization and destruction of the rainforest to the Amazon Basin.
Looking up the trunk of a giant rainforest tree to the canopy, Ecuador
The Rio Abanico Valley, Ecuador, with misty cloudforest covered hillsides. On the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Morona Santiago province
Aerial panorama of the Rio Napo at dawn in the Ecuadorian Amazon with the first rays of the sun illuminating the forest canopy.
Vine Snake (Xenoxybelis argenteus) close-up of head, near Palora, Ecuador
Aerial shot of an Amazonian highway in Ecuador Roads bring colonization and destruction of the rainforest to the Amazon Basin.
Panorama of the interior of montane rainforest with mossy tree trunks and many epiphytes in the  Cordillera del Condor, a site of high biodiversity and endemism in southern Ecuador.
Panorama of understory vegetation in pristine tropical rainforest in the Ecuadorian Amazon with a backlit Geonoma palm in centre of image.
Reventador Volcano erupting at dawn, August 2016. The mountain is situated in a remote part of the Ecuadorian Amazon surrounded by rainforest.
Tangle of lianas in the understory of pristine tropical rainforest in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Aerial view of deforestation along a road cut through montane rainforest on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Ecuador. The forest is being cleared for cattle farming.
Coffee bushes in a shade-grown organic coffee plantation on the western slopes of the Andes in Ecuador
Aerial view of village Alshi 9 de Octubre, Ecuador. On the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Morona Santiago province.
Aerial view of The Trans-Andean oil pipeline passing through montane rainforest in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Transports oil from the Amazon to the coast. Clearings have been cut for cattle ranching.
Aerial panorama of an Amazonian highway in Ecuador at dusk with Rio Napo and Galeras mountain in the background.  Roads bring colonization and destruction of the rainforest to the Amazon Basin.
Lantern or Alligator Bug (Fulgora laternaria). Isolated profile view. Mistakenly believed to be luminescent. From the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Bioremediation pond for soil contaminated with crude oil at an oilfield in the Ecuadorian Amazon. With oil well in background.
Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium iaspidense). Glass frogs have transparent undersides and their internal organs are visible
Worker and nasute termites on decomposing wood
Aerial shot of an Amazonian highway in Ecuador and a clearing made by a subsistence farmer. Roads bring colonization and destruction of the rainforest to the Amazon Basin.
Coffee bushes in a shade-grown organic coffee plantation on the western slopes of the Andes in Ecuador
Passenger canoes on the beach beside the Rio Napo, near Misahualli village, a popular destination for adventure tourism in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Aerial view of deforestation along a road cut through montane rainforest on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Ecuador. The forest is being cleared for cattle farming.
Venomous wandering spider (Phoneutria fera) looking at the camera, Ecuador
Aerial panorama of the Rio Shiripuno, a tributary of the Amazon, meandering through pristine tropical rainforest in Ecuador
Low angle view of tropical rainforest with a large buttressed root tree, Ecuador
Aerial shot of an Amazonian highway in Ecuador and a clearing made by a subsistence farmer. Roads bring colonization and destruction of the rainforest to the Amazon Basin.
Aerial panorama over a Tepuy, 1800m elevation, above the Nangartiza Valley, Cordillera del Condor, Ecuador. Fllat topped sandstone mountains with a unique montane rainforest ecosystem.
Aerial shot of a straight Amazonian road in Ecuador with Rio Napo and Galeras mountain in the background and storm clouds gathering. Roads bring colonization and destruction of the rainforest.
Aerial panorama of a cattle farm cleared from lowland tropical rainforest in Ecuador.
Marti's rain frog  (Pristimantis martiae)   on a leaf in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
A cryptic grasshopper (Omura congura) resembling a twig in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Tropical wolf spider (family Ctenidae) feeding, Napo province, Ecuador
A Rain Frog (Pristimantis sp.) in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Tropical wolf spider (family Ctenidae) feeding, Napo province, Ecuador
Rio Sangay near Arapicos in the Amazonian foothills of the Andes, Morona Santiago province, Ecuador. Transporting debris from the active Sangay Volcano.  sediment
Spot-legged Poison Frog (Ameerega hahneli) in rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Male Glass Frog (Teratohyla midas) on a green leaf, Napo province, Ecuador
Tropical wolf spider (family Ctenidae) feeding on a cockroach, Napo province, Ecuador
Rainforest spider feeding in its lair in a folded leaf, Napo province, Ecuador
Marti's rain frog  (Pristimantis martiae)   on a leaf in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Ecuadorian climbing salamander (Bolitoglossa ecuatoriana) on a Selaginella plant in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Ecuadorian climbing salamander (Bolitoglossa ecuatoriana) in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Green cockroach (Panchlora sp.) in the rainforest understory, Napo province, Ecuador
Forest chirping Frog (Adenomera hylaedactyla) in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Broad Headed Treefrog (Osteocephalus deridens) in Napo province in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Giant Termites (Macrotermes sp.) on the rainforest floor, Napo province, Ecuador.  Macrotermes cultivate a fungus within their nest on which they feed.
Giant Termites (Macrotermes sp.) on the rainforest floor, Napo province, Ecuador.  Macrotermes cultivate a fungus within their nest on which they feed.
Ecuadorian Poison Frog (Ameerega bilinguis), Napo province, Ecuador
Butterfly roosting at night in the rainforest understory, Napo province, Ecuador
Rain Frog (Pristimantis lanthanites) on a leaf in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
A green katydid with a lichen like pattern in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Giant Termites (Macrotermes sp.) on the rainforest floor, Napo province, Ecuador.  Macrotermes cultivate a fungus within their nest on which they feed.
Fishing spider (Trechlaea sp.) in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
A small spider tending its egg sac in the rainforest, Napo privince, Ecuador
Juvenile white-lined leaf frog (Phyllomedusa vaillantii) in the rainforest at night, Napo prvince, Ecuador
Rain Frog (Pristimantis lanthanites) on a leaf in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Developing eggs of the Yellow-striped poison frog (Ranitomeya variabilis) in a bromeliad leaf bract, Napo province, Euador
A large green bush cricket (Tettigoniidae) in the rainforest understory, Napo province, Ecuador
Developing eggs of the Yellow-striped poison frog (Ranitomeya variabilis) in a bromeliad leaf bract, Napo province, Euador
Tetete Treefrog (Boana tetete) in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
A wolf spider (Ctenidae) carrying its egg sac in the rainforest, Napo privince, Ecuador
Leaf mimic katydid (Typhophyllum sp.) i the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Grasshopper in the rainforest understory, Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
A large green katydid in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Cockroaches mating in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Crab spider (Thomisidae) on a fern in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Ecuadorian climbing salamander (Bolitoglossa ecuatoriana) in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Ecuadorian climbing salamander (Bolitoglossa ecuatoriana) in the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Tropical wolf spider (Ctenidae) feeding on another arachnid, a harvestman. In the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Tropical wolf spider (Ctenidae) feeding on another spider. In the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Tropical wolf spider (Ctenidae) feeding. In the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Tailless whipscorpion (Amblypygid) on the rainforest floor, Napo province, Ecuador
Crested Forest Toad (Rhinella margaritifera), Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
A colourful grasshopper in the rainforest understory, Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
An unidentified Rain Frog (Pristimantis sp.) in the rainforest, Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
Giant broad-headed treefrog (Osteocephalus taurinus), Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
Stilt-legged Fly (Micropezidae) waving its white front legs. in the rainforest, Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
Unicorn mantis (Vates sp.) in the rainforest understory, Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
An unidentified Rain Frog (Pristimantis sp.) in the rainforest, Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
Rio Coca Robber Frog (Pristimantis quaquaversus) in rainforest in Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
Scarab beetle on a leaf in the rainforest understory, Morona Santiago province, Ecuador.
Peripatus or Velvet Worm in the rainforest understory vegetation at night, Morona SAntiago province, Ecuador
Map treefrog (Boana geographica) infected by subcutaneous parasites and bitten by mosquito. In the rainforest, Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
Fringe-lipped treefrog (Scinax garbei), Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
Rough Skinned Green Treefrog (Boana cinerascens)  Morona Santiago province in the Ecuadorian Amazon
A juvenile broad headed  Treefrog (Osteocephalus sp.), Morona Santiago province in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Mosquito biting a dwarf jungle frog (Engystomops petersi) in the rainforest, Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
Mosquito biting a dwarf jungle frog (Engystomops petersi) in the rainforest, Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
Newly metamorphosed dwarf jungle frog (Engystomops petersi) in the rainforest, Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
Tropical wolf spider (Ctenidae) feeding on another arachnid, a harvestman. In the rainforest, Napo province, Ecuador
Changeable Bone-headed treefrog (Osteocephalus mutabor), Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
Amazonian dragonfly at rest. Morona Santiago province, Ecuador
A giant land planarian crawling on the rainforest floor, Napo province, Ecuador
Rio Abanico hydrolectric power generation project under construction in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Morona Santiago province.
Webbed hind foot of the Watry Treefrog (Ecnomiohyla tuberculosa), A very rare treefrog from the Ecuadorian Amazon
Coffee bushes in a shade-grown organic coffee plantation on the western slopes of the Andes in Ecuador
Army ant soldier with big mandibles
Rainforest glade with a Geonoma palm and giant sedge in foreground, Ecuador
The Rio Abanico Valley, Ecuador, with misty cloudforest covered hillsides. On the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Morona Santiago province
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