BIRDS & WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE PANTANAL
The largest wetland in the World, the Pantanal is one of the last major untouched nature reserves on the face of the earth, and a land of superlatives. The wildlife is amazingly abundant here, and its seasonally flooded plains attract immense quantities of birds and caimans and is also one of the most mammal rich areas of South America.
The Transpantaneira road transects the northern portion of the Pantanal and offers photographers close encounters with Jabiru storks, Roseate Spoonbills, Southern Screamers, Sungrebe and Sunbittern, Hyacinth Macaw, Helmeted Manakin, Orange-backed Troupial, at least four species of ibises, several species of birds of prey, egrets, herons, woodpeckers, and many other animals that come to the ditches along the road in search of water and food, making every drive a great safari.
Ample opportunities to view and photograph mammal’s species like Capybara, Crab-eating Raccoon, South- American Coati, Southern Tamandua, Giant Anteater, Black Howler monkey, Hooded Capuchin, Crab-eating Fox, Ocelot, Marsh Deer, Giant Otter and the Brazilian Tapir. Pantanal is the best destination in the Americas for a chance to photograph the elusive Jaguar.