Breathtaking sights from Peru's 'boiling river'

The mystic river runs through the Peruvian jungle for nearly four miles at temperatures hot enough to boil a chicken for a nice chicken soup. It took Andrés Ruzo from 2010 until 2013 to prove to the world that the river was natural, and not the result of human activity related to oil-drilling activity or a gas mining mishap.   

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    The shaman oversees and protects the river. 
    Photo courtesy: Sofia Ruzo
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    Ruzo is the only geoscientist allowed to study the river.
    Photo courtesty: Devlin Gandy
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    Ruzo taking samples of the 207 degree water. 
    Photo courtesy: Devlin Gandy
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    The sacred water.
    Photo courtesy Devlin Gandy
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    Ruzo with a thermal camera.
    Photo courtesy: Sofia Ruzo
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    Andres at Mayantuyacu's border. 
    Photo courtesy: Guida Gastelumendi
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    Post-apocalyptic Amazon.
    Photo courtesy: Andres Ruzo
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    Steam rising from the river.
    Photo courtesy: Sofia Ruzo
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