When speaking of the Pantanal, jaguars are still in the spotlight and to a lesser extent giant anteaters, giant otters and tapirs while macaws are barely mentioned. The jabiru is even more popular than them. I think this is totally unfair and that perhaps it’s them who are the real stars, especially the three major species.
Indeed, these magnificent creatures are a feast for the eyes and they are always moving. You can spend hours watching them and never get bored. To do them justice, here is a selection of photographs, all taken at Barranco Alto.
Honour where honour is due, let’s start with the biggest one and also the most spectacular, the HYACINTH MACAW.
Here is to begin a series of some of their stunts and antics, seen in July 2010.
To be continued