Cayman, Pantanal, Brazil
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The Wildlife of The Pantanal: A Photo Essay

Hawk, Pantanal, Brazil
Pretty Majestic looking bird. With that hair I call him a mo-hawk

Photos of The Pantanal

The Pantanal, in southern Brazil, is the most biodiverse place on earth. It is a hyper-charged playground for wildlife of all shapes and sizes. Insects float through the air and scurry along the floor, birds compete for the best spots in the trees, and a plethora of mammals race along the red earth floor.

For wildlife photographers this is one of the greatest places to be, and one of the most difficult to shoot. Many of the areas are inexpressible, the majority of the wildlife is nocturnal or lives in dark areas, and the swarm of mosquitoes constantly digging at your skin makes it nearly impossible to stay still for long periods of time, let alone take a sharp hand held photograph. However, the benefits far out way the challenges.

This is a wildlife photo essay of the first time I visited The Pantanal back in 2011.

A Perched Bird near the river
A Pair of Blue Macaws in a tree at our Camp
Camouflaged Bird
A couple of playful parrots
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A hidden Parrot
Kingfisher, Bird, Pantanal, Brazil
A Kingfisher in the trees
Howler Monkey, Pantanal, Brazil
A male howler monkey looking down on me
howler money, pantanal, brazil
A female howler monkey a little higher up the tree
Bird with fish, pantanal, brazil
A fishing bird with its catch
Deer, Pantanal, Brazil
A deer in a dry spot in the marshlands
Cayman, Pantanal, Brazil
A cayman watching its nest, lets see if I can get a bit closer
Cayman, Pantanal, Brazil
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Cayman food???
Capibera, Pantanal, Brazil
A Capibara: the world’s largest rodent
Butterflies, Pantanal, Brazil
A couple of Butterflies

What did I miss?

On Wednesday I posted an article about fighting through bad conditions and bad spirits in the Pantanal of Brazil.

What’s next?

How could you go to Brazil and not go piranha fishing?  I did.  Check back next week as I take you through my experience.