Photo Gallery: Yasuní National Park in Ecuador

  • A young man of the Guiyero community makes a communal house July 13, 2013, in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • A young man of the Guiyero community makes a communal house July 13, 2013, in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • View of the Napo's River near from Coca City July 12, 2013. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Tiputuni Biological Station's (TBS) workers carry on food and supplies to the station by a canoe July 12, 2013, across the Tiputini River in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Tiputuni Biological Station's (TBS) workers carry on wood to the station by a canoe across the Tiputini River in Orellana, Ecuador, July 12, 2013. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Three biologist-tourists of South African and an American student observe the flora and fauna of the Yasuni National Park from the river Tiputini July 12, 2013. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Landscape of Yasuni National Park at sunrise in Orellana, Ecuador, is shown July 13, 2013. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Max Snodderly, professor of visual neuroscience at the University of Austin, Texas, measures the light at the sunrise July 13, 2013, for his research in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Landscape of Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador, is shown July 13, 2013 SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Roots of a kapok tree in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador, are shown July 13, 2013. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • From left: Mayra Ninazunta, INGA project assistant; Maria Jose Endara; PHD Candidate Of Utah University; and Allison Thompson; INGA project Assistant, collect leaves and worms for their INGA projectJuly 13, 2013, in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Lissy Coley, professor at University of Utah, collects leaves for the INGA researching project for the University Of Utah July 13, 2013, at the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Thomas Kursar, professor at University of Utah, collects leaves for the INGA researching project for the University Of Utah July 13, 2013, at the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Mayer Rodriguez, naturalist guide of the Tiputini Biological Station (TBS), pauses July 13, 2013, in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Canoe at the Tiputini river in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Landscape of Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador, at sunset July 13, 2013 . SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Terry Erwin; curator of entomology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, makes an insects trap July 14, 2013, in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Gabriela Jardim; researcher of Rio de Janeiro, University of Brazil, left, and Terry Erwin; curator of entomology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, make an insects trap July 14, 2013, in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Common squirrel monkey is shown July 14, 2013, at the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • Turtle with butterflies at Tiputini river in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador are shown July 14, 2013. santiago serrano / SANTIAGO SERRANO

  • Three houses of the Guiyero community in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador are shown July 15, 2013. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • The fishing pools of the Guiyero community, shown July 15, 2013, were made by the contribution of Repsol gas company in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • A child walks through the mud July 15, 2013, in the Guiyero community in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano

  • A young man of the Guiyero community makes a communal house July 15, 2013, in the Yasuni National Park in Orellana, Ecuador. SANTIAGO SERRANO / santiago serrano