I saw some wildlife, especially quite a few butterflies, and quite a lot of plants that my guides identified. Together with the record number of birds I also saw a record total number of species in Belize.

Pictures of birds in Belize and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in Belize
Bird Page for Belize
Nature Pages
Other Nature Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Nature in Belize

Valley Black Rock Lodge
Valley at the Black Rock Lodge. (1106k)
Moon
Moon. (364k)

Flora in Belize

Coral Mushroom
Coral Mushroom. (1425k)
Mushrooms
Mushrooms. (1105k)
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica)
Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive). (1012k)
Star Sedge (Rhynchospora nervosa)
Star Sedge (Rhynchospora nervosa, german: Schnabelriede). (1056k)
Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea)
Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea, german: Purpur-Prunkwinde, french: Liseron pourpre), center, and flowers of Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica, german: Mimose, french: Sensitive), right. (2M)
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica)
Water Snowflake (Nymphoides indica). (1015k)
Common Water Hyacinth (Pontederia crassipes)
Common Water Hyacinth (Pontederia crassipes, german: Dickstielige Wasserhyazinthe, french: Jacinthe d'eau). (871k)
Dotleaf Water Lily (Nymphaea ampla)
Dotleaf Water Lily (Nymphaea ampla, french: Lotus blanc). (696k)
Parrot's Beak (Heliconia psittacorum)
Parrot's Beak (Heliconia psittacorum, german: Hummerscheren). (747k)
Parrot's Beak (Heliconia psittacorum)
Parrot's Beak (Heliconia psittacorum, german: Hummerscheren). (670k)
Black Orchid (Prosthechea cochleata)
Black Orchid (Prosthechea cochleata), national flower of Belize. (771k)
Bromeliad
Bromeliad. (1.8M)
Tropical Mistletoe
Tropical mistletoe. (1407k)
Giant Sensitive Tree (Mimosa pigra)
Giant Sensitive Tree (Mimosa pigra, french: Amourette). (1031k)
Tree Kind Cactus Growing
Tree with some kind of cactus growing on it. (2M)
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa)
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa, german: Köstliches Fensterblatt, french: Faux philodendron). (1.6M)
Quickstick (Gliricidia sepium)
Quickstick (Gliricidia sepium, french: Gliciridia aux Antilles françaises). (2M)
Noni (Morinda citrifolia)
Noni (Morinda citrifolia, german: Noni, french: Nono). (1363k)
Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans)
Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans, german: Schwarze Mangrove, french: Bois de mèche). (2.1M)
Pacaya Palm (Chamaedorea tepejilote)
Pacaya Palm (Chamaedorea tepejilote, french: Palmier pacaya). (1.9M)
Give-and-take Palm (Cryosophila stauracantha)
Give-and-take Palm (Cryosophila stauracantha). (2M)
Cohune Palm (Attalea cohune)
Cohune Palm (Attalea cohune). (1.7M)
Strangler Fig
Strangler Fig. (1.9M)
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia)
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia, german: Flammenbaum, french: Flamboyant). (1489k)
Black Poisonwood (Metopium brownei)
Black Poisonwood (Metopium brownei). (2M)
Caribbean Pine (Pinus caribaea)
Caribbean Pine (Pinus caribaea, german: Karibische Kiefer, french: Pin caraïbe). (904k)
Fig Tree (Ficus maxima)
Fig Tree (Ficus maxima). (1479k)
Trumpet Tree (Cecropia peltata)
Trumpet Tree (Cecropia peltata, french: Coulequin). (1.7M)
Allspice (Pimenta dioica)
Allspice (Pimenta dioica, german: Piment, french: Piment de la Jamaïque). (1.7M)
Elephant-ear Tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpum)
Elephant-ear Tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpum, french: Guanacaste). (1.6M)
Copal Tree (Protium copal)
Copal Tree (Protium copal). (1.8M)
Copal Resin Used Incense
Copal resin, used as incense. (1.6M)
Gumbo Limbo (Bursera simaruba)
Gumbo Limbo (Bursera simaruba, german: Weißgummibaum, french: Gommier rouge). Comically called Tourist Tree because of the red, peeling skin. (1.9M)
Big-leaf Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)
Big-leaf Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla, german: Amerikanisches Mahagoni, french: Acajou du Honduras). (1206k)
West Indian Elm (Guazuma ulmifolia)
West Indian Elm (Guazuma ulmifolia). (1.8M)
Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata)
Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata, german: Westindische Zedrele, french: Acajou amer). (1374k)
Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra)
Kapok Tree (Ceiba pentandra, german: Kapokbaum, french: Arbre à kapok). (1.7M)

Fauna in Belize

Ants Nest
Ants nest. (1003k)
Termite Nest
Termite Nest. (1.6M)
Nozzle-headed Termite (Nasutitermes sp.)
Nozzle-headed Termites (Nasutitermes sp.). (1358k)
Leafcutter Ant Colony
Leafcutter ant colony. (2M)
Soil Centipede (Geophilomorpha fam.)
Soil Centipede (Geophilomorpha fam.). (1064k)
Wolf Spider (Lycosidae gen.)
Wolf Spider (Lycosidae gen., german: Wolfsspinnen). (1466k)
Spider (Araneae fam.)
Spider (Araneae fam., german: Webspinnen, french: Araignées). (1010k)
Tailless Whip Scorpion (Paraphrynus sp.)
Tailless Whip Scorpion (Paraphrynus sp.). (1.7M)
Variable Cracker ssp. feronia (Hamadryas feronia feronia)
Variable Cracker ssp. feronia (Hamadryas feronia feronia, french: Craqueur variable). (1.5M)
Banded Peacock ssp. fatima (Anartia fatima fatima)
Banded Peacock ssp. fatima (Anartia fatima fatima). (788k)
Cracker (Hamadryas sp.)
Cracker Butterfly (Hamadryas sp.). (1.6M)
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa)
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa). (858k)
Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia)
Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia). (505k)
Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)
Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa). (943k)
Julia Heliconian ssp. moderata (Dryas iulia moderata)
Julia Heliconian ssp. moderata (Dryas iulia moderata, german: Julia, french: Flambeau). (642k)
Banded Peacock ssp. fatima (Anartia fatima fatima)
Very tattered Banded Peacock ssp. fatima (Anartia fatima fatima). (691k)
Isabella's Longwing ssp. eva (Eueides isabella eva)
Isabella's Longwing ssp. eva (Eueides isabella eva). (790k)
Zebra Longwing ssp. vazquezae (Heliconius charithonia vazquezae)
Zebra Longwing ssp. vazquezae (Heliconius charithonia vazquezae, german: Zebrafalter). (667k)
Malachite (Siproeta stelenes)
Malachite (Siproeta stelenes, german: Malachitfalter, french: Malachite). (1119k)
Red Rim (Biblis aganisa)
Red Rim (Biblis aganisa). (1036k)
Long-tailed Tiger Butterfly (Heliconius hecale zuleika)
Long-tailed Tiger Butterfly (Heliconius hecale zuleika). (897k)
Thoas Swallowtail ssp. autocles (Papilio thoas autocles)
Thoas Swallowtail ssp. autocles (Papilio thoas autocles, german: Königs-Schwalbenschwanz, french: Voilier géant). (876k)
Menelaus Blue Morpho (Morpho menelaus)
Menelaus Blue Morpho (Morpho menelaus, french: Morpho bleu) with folded-up wings in center. (888k)
Owl Butterfly (Caligo sp.)
Owl Butterfly (Caligo sp., german: Bananenfalter, french: Papillons-hiboux). (823k)
Common Apple Snail (Pomacea sp.)
Common Apple Snails (Pomacea sp., french: Ampullaires). (1126k)
Common Apple Snail (Pomacea sp.)
Pink egg masses of the Common Apple Snails (Pomacea sp., french: Ampullaires). (767k)
Mexican Red-rumped Tarantula (Tliltocatl vagans)
Mexican Red-rumped Tarantula (Tliltocatl vagans, german: Schwarzrote Vogelspinne). (1409k)
Brown's Leopard Frog (Lithobates brownorum)
Brown's Leopard Frog (Lithobates brownorum). (1311k)
Gulf Coast Toad (Incilius valliceps)
Gulf Coast Toad (Incilius valliceps). (887k)
Giant Toad (Rhinella horribilis)
Giant Toad (Rhinella horribilis). (902k)
Brown Basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus)
Brown Basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus, german: Streifenbasilisk, french: Basilic brun). (914k)
Brown Basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus)
Brown Basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus, german: Streifenbasilisk, french: Basilic brun). (1150k)
Five Box Turtles White-lipped
Five box turtles and a White-lipped Mud Turtle. (1249k)
White-lipped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon leucostomum)
White-lipped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon leucostomum). (969k)
Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis)
Female Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis, german: Gemeiner Schwarzleguan, french: Iguane à queue épineuse noire). (1.7M)
Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis)
Male Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis, german: Gemeiner Schwarzleguan, french: Iguane à queue épineuse noire). (1043k)
Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis)
Juvenile Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis, german: Gemeiner Schwarzleguan, french: Iguane à queue épineuse noire). (1.6M)
Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)
Male Green Iguana (Iguana iguana, german: Grüner Leguan, french: Iguane vert). (1.7M)
Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)
Male Green Iguana (Iguana iguana, german: Grüner Leguan, french: Iguane vert). (1279k)
Yucatán Neotropical Rattlesnake (Crotalus tzabcan)
Yucatán Neotropical Rattlesnake (Crotalus tzabcan, german: Klapperschlangen). (1444k)
Saccopteryx (Saccopteryx sp.)
Sheeth-tailed bat (Saccopteryx sp., german: Sackflügelfledermäuse). (838k)
Proboscis Bat (Rhynchonycteris naso)
Proboscis Bats (Rhynchonycteris naso, german: Nasenfledermaus, french: Chauve-souris à long nez). (1.6M)
Bat
Bat. (993k)
Southern Opossum (Didelphis marsupialis)
Southern Opossum (Didelphis marsupialis, german: Graue Vieraugenbeutel­ratte, french: Opossum gris à quatre yeux). (851k)
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus)
Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus, german: Graufuchs, french: Renard gris). (882k)
Yucatán Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra)
Yucatán Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra, german: Guatemala-Brüllaffe, french: Hurleur du Guatemala). (1036k)
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus, german: Weißwedelhirsch, french: Cerf de Virginie). (1028k)
Morelet's Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii)
Morelet's Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii, german: Beulenkrokodil, french: Crocodile de Morelet). (1.9M)
Morelet's Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii)
Morelet's Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii, german: Beulenkrokodil, french: Crocodile de Morelet). (920k)

Fauna Movies

Yucatán Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra)
Howling Yucatán Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra, german: Guatemala-Brüllaffe, french: Hurleur du Guatemala). (215.9M)
Yucatán Neotropical Rattlesnake (Crotalus tzabcan)
Yucatán Neotropical Rattlesnake (Crotalus tzabcan, german: Klapperschlangen). (124M)
Swarming Army Ants
Swarming army ants. (136.6M)

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