Photographer's Note

Guarani girl keeps the chill off while watching visitors at the national nature reserve containing the historical site of Swiss scientist Moises Bertoni.

Bertoni immigrated to Paraguay in the late 1800s from Argentina. He dedicated the rest of his life studying Paraguay's flora and fauna, and he spent much time learning about the culture of the country's indigenous people, the Guarani. The park protects many species of birds, and a numerous variety of plants both local as well as imported. Preserved on a spot overlooking the Parana River is the two-story building that served as Bertoni's house and research station. Today it functions as a museum, displaying artifacts from the scientist's life and work.

A Guarani village is located within the national park boundaries. I was told that this girl was from that village and had come to the museum with two friends to sell handcrafts to park visitors.

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