fredag 16. desember 2016

JAGUARS OF PANTANAL, BRAZIL


iPhone 6

Honestly, it was pretty hard work ! 14 days in the boat on the river, 12-13 hours continuously every day, 40 degrees warm in the shade and insane amounts of stinging and biting insects !!!

..... and it was all worth it !!

The  huge Brazilian wilderness Pantanal & Mato Grosso has probably the densest jaguar population in the world, and not only the densest : the jaguars of Pantanal grow to be almost the double size of the ones in the Amazon with males up to 140 - 150 kg. We had 18 sightings in 14 days with assumed 13 different individuals, some just a brief glance through the grass and some we watched for hours as they were hunting for caimans (crocs) or capybaras (flodsvin).

I have picked 20 pictures for this post. It was difficult. It could easily have been 20 others.

For the jaguar attack : see my previous post on www.tomdyring.com

Thanks to Fabritio Dorileo of Pantanal Safaris!
Also thanks to Arnfinn Johansen ( www.arnfinnjohansen.com ) for inspiration & great company !


Male jaguar on the river bank
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1000, ISO 720


Female jaguar resting in the shade
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/1250, ISO 1800


Male jaguar "Pirata"
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1250, ISO 2200


Male jaguar "Holyfield"
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/200, ISO 9000


Male jaguar "Holyfield"
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/200, ISO 7200 


Male jaguar "Scarface"
D5, 200-400 4,0 / 220 mm, f/4,0, 1/800, ISO 7200 


Male jaguar "Scarface"
D5, 200-400 4,0 / 200 mm, f/5,6, 1/500, ISO 2000


Alice in Wonderland ? ... or just male jaguar "Pirata" swimming
D5, 200-400 4,0 / 200 mm, f/5,0, 1/500, ISO 720


Male jaguar "Holyfield" slipping into the water
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1000, ISO 640


Male jaguar "Scarface"
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1000, ISO 1100


Female jaguar
D5, 600 4,0, f/4,0, 1/800, ISO 2500 


Male jaguar "Pirata"
D5, 200-400 4,0 / 300 mm, 1/800, ISO 560 


Male jaguar "Pirata" hunting swimming capybara (flodsvin)
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/800, ISO 1000  


Jaguar hunting capybara (flodsvin)
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,0, 1/800, ISO 2800


Male jaguar "Scarface" with caiman carcass
D5, 200-400 4,0, f/5,6, 1/500, ISO 2200


Male jaguar with caiman kill
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1000, ISO 450


Male jaguar "Pirata" swimming
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1250, ISO 450


Male jaguar "Pirata" climbing the riverbed
D5, 600 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1250, ISO 560


Females with cubs usually stay hidden and are not seen. These two cubs rest safely in the shade knowing that mom is just around the corner
D5, 600 4,0, f/5,6, 1/1600, ISO 1600

4 kommentarer:

  1. Fantastic photograph's Tom. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Rått og vakkert på en gang av dette fantstisk flotte dyret. Tøft!

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  3. Great series of those fantastic characters in the wildness!

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