fredag 30. desember 2016

BRAZILIAN GIANT OTTERS + EXTRAS !!


Giant otter
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1000, ISO 1100

The giant otter, once roaming Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Fresh Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname & Venezuela have been & is severely threatened by extinction. The specie has today lost approx. 80 % of it`s original distribution and the world population is now estimated between 2 000 & 5 000 individuals. The most important remaining sites are now the Amazon, Guiana & the Pantanal.

A male giant otter can weight up to 35 kg measuring up to 2,4 m incl. tail. With it`s beaver shaped tail  (!) it can swim like a torpedo ....  and basic food is fish (piranhas !!), but also amphibians, reptiles incl. small anacondas and smaller mammals.

All pictures shot Pantanal, western Brazil, Nov. 2016.


Giant otter
D5, 600 4,0, f/ 6,3, 1/1000, ISO 800


Giant otter
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1000, ISO 1100


Giant otter
D5, 600 4,0


Giant otter
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/1000, ISO 2000


Giant otter
D5, 600 4,0, f/ 5,6, 1/1000, ISO 1800


Giant otter & striated heron
D5, 600 4,0


Giant otters
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/1000, ISO 2000


Giant otters
D5, 600 4,0, f/ 5,6, 1/1000, ISO 2500


Giant otters
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/1250, ISO 1100



Giant otter
D5, 600 4,0, f/ 6,3, 1/1250, ISO 450


Giant otter
D5, 600 4,0, f/ 6,3, 1/1250, ISO 900


Lesser yellowfaced vulture
D5, 600 4,0, F/ 6,3, 1/1000, ISO 500


Southern caracal
D5, 600 4,0, f/ 6,3, 1/320, ISO 900


Rufescent heron
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/800, ISO 900


Anhinga
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/1000, ISO 3600


Toco Toucan
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/000, ISO 5000


Great black hawk
D5, 600 ,0, f/4,0, 1/500, ISO 500


The only animal that old Pantanal pioneers feared more than jaguars ... was agressive bees !!
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,5, 1/1250, ISO 18 000

2 kommentarer:

  1. What a fantastic and beautiful photo's Tom.
    I wish you a lot of beautiful photomoments in 2017.
    Thanks for sharing.

    SvarSlett