Get to Know Our Guides
Naun Amable Silva
Owner of Untamed Expeditions
Bird & Photography Guide
Naun is a graduate of Ecotourism studies from his home town of Puerto Maldonado, Peru. He started his career with both hands on learning as a guide as well as working for research NGO’s, leading mammal, herpetology and bird teams in the field, steadily building his field craft.
After working for many of the lodges in his home town and specialising in bird tours, he set out to expand his repertoire and journeyed to the Brazilian Pantanal, and then on to Chilean Patagonia where his interest in photography was developed and honed. He now leads tours across many South American countries, focused on the big cats and bird photography. If you sign up to one of our photography tours he will be your guide!
He is the photographer behind nearly all our website’s images! Take a look at some of his best work in our gallery.
You can also check out his personal instagram and facebook accounts.
Naun’s Field Equipement:
Swarovski 8.5 x 42 EL – Kowa TSN 883
Canon 1DX mark II & 5D mark IV
Canon 100-400 & 600mm lenses
I-pod and portable speaker
Cesar Bollatty Bedregal
Cesar was born in the rainforest of Peru where he still lives in Puerto Maldonado. His speciality and passion is in leading bird tours and is widely regarded as one of the finest of Peru’s bird guides. He possesses truly remarkable field skills, together with an extensive knowledge of bird vocalisations. In addition to that he highly regarded for his field craft when leading tours and speaks fluent English.
Cesar’s resume includes working as a birding guide in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and of course Peru. For many years he has worked as a natural history rainforest guide in the Tambopata National Reserve as well as Manu National Park. He has also guided documentary and photography tours for national television channels.
Cesar works with Leica binoculars and a Kowa scope.
Silverio was born in a native community of Ese’Eja on the Tambopata river of south-eastern Peru. It is there, while working for his community’s eco-tourism project, that he first developed his birding skills as a tour guide.
Since then, he has regularly been leading bird tours in the Tambopata National Reserve. In addition to that, he was given the opportunity to guide for a company specialising in birding tours further afield. In doing so he developed his top quality birding knowledge throughout Peru.
As one of the most experienced and long standing birding guides in the country, his services have been requested by some of the worlds top birders and bird guides visiting Peru.
However, most importantly, and like all our guides, he has a deep seated passion for the avifauna of his country, and sharing this with other likeminded individuals.