View behind-the-scenes photos from the Guyana episode of The Wild Within.
Steve and biologist Lesley de Souza head to Rewa Village on the Rupununi River. River guide Ashley Holland (back of the boat), cameramen Mo Fallon and Kevin Burke and producer Phil Boag (seated in the bow) watch for fish and other wildlife.
Steven and Rovin look for a white-lipped peccary, a large mammal resembling a hog that's found in Guyana's rainforests. These mammals are known for being very aggressive when cornered. Herds have been known to take down jaguars, the peccary's most common predator.
Guide Dennis Alvin shows Steven how to butcher a turtle. Once the turtle meat is ready, Loretta and Jose prepare a traditional pepper pot meal for the crew's dinner, cooking the turtle meat inside its shell over a fire.
Once mash is squeezed completely in the matapee, the dry mash is taken out and sifted into a thick flour-like substance. Then it can be baked into cassava bread.
Rovin's sister makes cassava bread over an open fire behind her house in Guyana.
Rovin shows Steven how to weave plant fibers into a string for his bow. It's much harder than it appears.
Steven shows his friend and biologist, Lesley de Souza, the correct way to hold a traditional Makushi bow. The bow and its arrows are all handmade. By the end of the trip, nearly everyone on the production crew had purchased a bow and arrows from our local guides to take home.
Steven and Rovin look for pacu fish at Corona Falls. Steven has his traditional Makushi bow and arrow ready. The color of the sky means a late-afternoon shower is about to roll in.
Lesley de Souza tastes the peacock bass.
Steven's tooth falls out while he was trying to adjust the knock on an arrow. Lesley de Souza tries to glue it back in by using a folding knife as a glue applicator.
Team Guyana takes one last group photo before leaving base camp #1 at Bamboo Creek to head back to Rewa Village.