National Geographic : 1926 Apr
THE AMAZON JUNGLE FROM THE AIR (SEE, ALSO, PAGE 362) "A sea of green billowing away over low hills, with palms scattered through the forest below, resembling hundreds of starfish atthe bottom of an ocean, their lighter green focusing in strong contrast against the dark tones of the jungle" (see text, page 387). Following an unknown river through the tropical forest in a hydroplane is great sport, but one must keep an eye on the channel. A mile ortwo tothe right ortothe left and the river disappears. All that remains then is the unbroken sea of forest. After once following the riverupitscourse, itisoften possible tocut across bends coming down and fly by compass.