Beautiful Waterfalls on Tijuca Peak.
Tijuca National Forest is the largest urban rain forest in the world.
Most of the area was onced logged until the hills were barren. Then they decided to replant trees throughout the area, instead of just using local trees, they decided to also plant trees from Asia and other places.
An old tile map of the Tijuca National Park
From the summit of Tijuca Peak looking northeast toward the Rio-Niteroi Bridge.
The Maracană is visible below.
Nearing the summit of Tijuca Peak
Ancient veination on the primative tropical plants.
Ipanema and Lagoa
The Sugarloaf and the Christ (Hidden behind the radio towers)
Guanabara Bay, Piratininga Beach and Camboinhas Beach are visible in the background.
The Maracană and the Maracanăzinho
Tijuca City as seen from atop Tijuca Peak.
Looking east over the Sugarloaf and Guanabara Bay
toward Niteroi and Lagoa de Piratininga
Pico do Papagaio (Parrot Peak)
Pedra Bonita (Pretty Rock)
Pedra Bonita and Pedra da Gavea with it's head in the clouds
Antennae and TV transmitters
The Sugarloaf sits below.
The Christ Statue on Corcovado can be seen on the other side of the transmitters.
Lagoa, Morro do Cabrito
Interesting Brazilian Flies
Rio de Janeiro
Tijuca, the Bridge to Niteroi, and the Maracană can be seen.
Maracană stadium and the hill on the right.
From atop Tijuca Peak looking northeast over Tijuca and downtown Rio.
The bridge to Niteroi is visible.
Dense Jungle meets Dense City.
Rio de Janeiro Jungle
Looking across Guanabara Bay to Icarai Beach south of Niteroi
The sign to Pico da Tijuca (Tijuca Peak)
Quati - Brazilian Raccoons
They always travel in large groups
The old man face on Pedra da Gavea
Another view of the face on Pedra da Gávea.
Pedra da Gávea
Pepino Beach and Pedra da Gávea.
Wicked looking spider
Looks like a type of Argiope
Lagoa and Ipanema
Jockey Club next to Lagoa
Looking east toward the back of Christ the Redeemer
Pico do Corcovado, Hunchback Peak.
The giant statue of Christ.
Pedra da Gavea and Pedra Bonita
Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers) and Rocinha (Little Ranch), the largest slum in Brazil.