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.

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.

A giant river otter by the Rupununi River at Karanambu Lodge in southwestern Guyana.

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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.

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".

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.

The 154-meter Iwokrama Canopy Walkway near Atta Rainforest Lodge in central Guyana provides treetop views from its four platforms 30 meters above the rainforest floor.

The Iwokrama Canopy Walkway near Atta Rainforest Lodge in central Guyana provides treetop views from its four platforms 30 meters above the rainforest floor.

These Amerindian children live on a cattle ranch near Karanambu Lodge, Guyana.

These Amerindian children live on a cattle ranch near Karanambu Lodge, Guyana.

The sun sets over the Rupununi River near Karanambu Lodge in southwestern Guyana.

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David Stanley perched on a sandstone outcrop at Kaieteur Falls in central Guyana.

David Stanley perched on a sandstone outcrop at Kaieteur Falls in central Guyana.

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