Thursday, May 28, 2009


Boto Rosa

In the folklore of Amazônia the boto rosa is an encantado, a shape-shifting enchanting spirit that can appear among the people and cause a lot of mischief (as in the Fortaleza 2006 theater photo above).

Now, the real thing is the subject of a marvelous photo essay in National Geographic and an article that unravels the mystery of why the males are pink. Great photos and a neat story.

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