Travelers on the Rupununi River in southwestern Guyana disembark at Ginep Landing to access the main highway from Georgetown to Brazil.

Travelers on the Rupununi River in southwestern Guyana disembark at Ginep Landing to access the main highway from Georgetown to Brazil.

For over two decades Diane McTurk, owner of Karanambu Lodge in southwestern Guyana, has worked to rehabilitate orphaned giant river otters.

For over two decades Diane McTurk, owner of Karanambu Lodge in southwestern Guyana, has worked to rehabilitate orphaned giant river otters.

The Linden-Lethem Road connects Georgetown, Guyana, to the Brazilian border. Plans to pave the highway currently in the pipeline are viewed with trepidation by many Rupununi residents.

The Linden-Lethem Road connects Georgetown, Guyana, to the Brazilian border. Plans to pave the highway currently in the pipeline are viewed with trepidation by many Rupununi residents.

The flower of the giant water lily (Victoria amazonica) blooms at dusk. This example was seen beside the Rupununi River in southwestern Guyana.

The flower of the giant water lily (Victoria amazonica) blooms at dusk. This example was seen beside the Rupununi River in southwestern Guyana.

At Kaieteur Falls the Potaro River drops 225 meters from the Pakaraima Mountains in central Guyana. Kaieteur has been called "the world's most powerful single drop waterfall".

At Kaieteur Falls the Potaro River drops 225 meters from the Pakaraima Mountains in central Guyana. Kaieteur has been called "the world's most powerful single drop waterfall".

The Ireng River (Rio Mau) marks the border between the rolling grasslands of southwestern Guyana and those of northern Brazil.

The Ireng River (Rio Mau) marks the border between the rolling grasslands of southwestern Guyana and those of northern Brazil.

Three Makushi girls pose before a mural at Annai village near Rock View Lodge in central Guyana.

Three Makushi girls pose before a mural at Annai village near Rock View Lodge in central Guyana.

The Rupununi River in southwestern Guyana is a tributary of the Essequibo River.

The Rupununi River in southwestern Guyana is a tributary of the Essequibo River.

A view of the Potaro River below Kaieteur Falls in central Guyana. Over the centuries the raging waters have cut a deep gorge into the sandstone conglomerate tableland.

A view of the Potaro River below Kaieteur Falls in central Guyana. Over the centuries the raging waters have cut a deep gorge into the sandstone conglomerate tableland.

An Amerindian guide paddles his canoe up the Burro Burro River near Surama Eco-Lodge, North Rupununi, Guyana.

An Amerindian guide paddles his canoe up the Burro Burro River near Surama Eco-Lodge, North Rupununi, Guyana.


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