Specimens from the Venezuelan Project were catalogued and stored at the Smithsonian, seen here being organized by Claudette Tuttle. After leaving Capibara on the Casiquiari
Merlin’s expedition arrives at Capibara on the Casiquiare Canal As the expedition broke camp on the Rio Mavaca, intense thunderstorms pounded the area, accompanied by
Shamatari family sharing guama fruit with Merlin. Photo Credit: Merlin Tuttle While working at his new camp at Boca Mavaca, Merlin noticed two men, who
The SVP expedition motored from Belen on the Rio Cunacunuma to the Orinoco, and finally the Rio Mavaca into Yanomamö land Hoping for the first
Fred Harder (wearing hat) and Merlin Tuttle embarking on a month-long collecting trip atop the tepui Cerro Duida with several of their team. Cerro Huachamacare,
One of the two SVP expedition’s dugout canoes on Rio Cunacunuma, Venezuela. Photo Credit: Merlin Tuttle “If our Maquiritare crew hadn’t been as experienced at
Map created by Jim Barker of New Tribes Mission, June 1964, from Merlin Tuttle’s personal records Braniff flight #542 from Washington Dulles touched down at
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