Photographer's Note

The city of Manaus is the gateway for excursions into the Amazon jungle and river system, situated as it is in the middle of the largest tropical forest on the planet. From the city, which lies on the Rio Negro, scores of operators run day trips and longer boat tours for visitors wishing to experience the jungle flora and fauna and meet the 'caboclos' (residents of the river towns). The city itself does not have many attractions, apart from some interesting buildings like its opulent and famous opera house, which dates from the height of the rubber boom in 1896. It is a busy place though, being the commercial hub of the state of Amazonas, with its port and markets particularly noisy and crowded. A popular outing for visitors is to witness the merging of the different coloured waters of the Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes, where they join to form the Rio Amazonas about six miles (10km) downstream from Manaus.

This is a view of the Amazon as I sail in a boat with an observation deck on top. The same type boats I am on are following as shown in the picture. The Brazilian flag is on the left. Our purpose is to view the meeting of the waters. The area where the the black waters of Rio negro meets the cocolate water of the Amazon River.
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