Neotropics

Neotropics, photographed by Erik Gauger

Neotropics

Travel Photography > Neotropics

The vast Neotropics ecozone, which stretches from Southern Mexico through Argentina, is starkly different from anywhere else in the world. Cut off from the main arteries of human history, as well as from the main thoroughfares of biological history, the Neotropics are filled with mystery, both ancient and modern. More birds, plants, amphibians and insects exist here than anywhere else in the world. And deep in the jungles and isolated mountains of southern half of the Americas exist species yet described by science and thousands of ruins still unknown to archaeology.