Moments like this make you question why mosquitos exist. Or why in these modern days, we allow them to exist. It was an interesting reflection considering that we are on an expedition centered around the story of another animal sometimes equally despised. And while the arguments in defense of mosquitos may be few, they may be responsible for protecting some of the most amazing remaining wilderness areas in the entire world. Personally, I’m now trying to see if it is possible to accept them for their role in the big picture of our world—it’s a lot easier after leaving mosquito areas.