Journal 5: Parasite Removal

Ecuador & Peru

Scientist Alvaro del Campo describes a common hazard of field life—botfly parasites—and duly records team members as they remove one of these pesky critters from the head of its host, botanist Jill López. This is the final installment in a five-part series of video journals documenting the daily life and fieldwork of conservation biologist Dr. Corine Vriesendorp and her colleagues during their expedition to the Amazon wilderness.