In July 2017 Andreas Kay was roaming through the Ecuadorian portion of the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon is obviously known to be one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world, so Kay was prepared to come across some unusual creatures throughout the course of his travels. But even so, one tiny critter was so utterly bizarre-looking that it completely stole the man’s attention.
Andreas Kay is a scientist seeking to examine Ecuador’s rich natural environment. Since 2011, in fact, he has been capturing images of creatures and plants found in the country and uploading them to the internet. So far, he has shared more than 25,000 such pictures.
The sheer number of Kay’s photographs is a testament to the spectrum of life contained within the Amazon. After all, Kay has only been recording plants and animals within the Ecuadorian section of the rainforest; the forest actually spreads across eight other countries. Most of it, in fact, lies in Brazil, Peru and Colombia.