Brazil has some of the most beautiful birds which are abundant and colourful. One of the main purposes of my trip to Brazil was to visit the sink hole the Buraco das Araras and photograph the Red and Green Macaws there. What a great experience it is to photograph the macaws in the sinkhole. There is great opportunity for creative photography as well. The Tuco Toucan and Hyacinth Macaw are spectacular. This is my photo journey. Toco Toucan Group of macaws in flight Red and Green Macaw in flight at the sink hole Blue and Yellow Macaw Hyacinth Macaw Darter Anhinga Anhinga Cormorant with a sucker fish Wattled Jacana – jacana jacana Tiger Heron Chaco Chachalaca – ortalis canicollis Toco Toucan with a complimentary BackgroundToc Toco Toucan a different perspective Rufescent Tiger Heron on the banks of the Cuiaba river Black skimmers – Rynchops niger Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryletorquata Black collared Hawk Busareellus nigricollis Black collared Hawk Busareellus nigricollis Greater Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus Yellow billed Cardinal – Paroaria capitata Black capped Donacobius Jabiru stork Jabiru mycteria. Thank you for your time.
The Giant Anteater The first stop on my trip to the Pantanal in the Southern Pantanal was to observe and photograph the Anteaters, we were able to locate and photograph many individuals, we were able to get up close and watch their behaviour. It was an amazing experience.We stayed at Aguape Lodge which is the home for research of the Anteaters. It was amazing to see the beauty of the Giant Anteaters, Their size and behaviour was a treat to observe. They feed mainly on insects. They have been classified as vulnerable under the IUCN The Southern Tamandua “The southern tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla), also called the collared anteater or lesser anteater, is a species of anteater from South America. It is a solitary animal, found in many habitats from mature to highly disturbed secondary forests and arid savannas. It feeds on ants, termites, and bees. Its very strong fore claws can be used to break insect nests or to defend itself.” Source: Wikipedia Thank you for taking the time
Bandhavgarh National Park is one or my favourite parks and its tigers and tigresses are legendary and fearless and great showstoppers. whenever I can I have tried to follow these tigresses and they have instilled in me a passion; for photography and to document them. I have been lucky to see all these tigers and to enjoy in their success in terms of raising their family and carve out a niche in the park with respect to their territory and have become icons of Bandhavgarh for me. T 37 welcomed us to Bandhavgarh and within 5 minutes he put up a great spectacle for us. Tigress Sukhi Patiha is on her fifth litter; and so happy to see this wild tiger super mom. Spotty is another Icon of Bandhavgarh, she is the daughter of Sukhi Patiha, she is on the second litter, though we saw her in January with 4 cubs, she is left with only 2 now. The injury on her leg is the result of her fighting of a new male in the area. We saw her patrolling and were very lucky being the only vehicle with her, so she was calm and relaxed and walked along for […]
Leopards are rare and elusive, It is a great pleasure to present a picture story of torn ears or temple male; mate in the dry March of 2019. It was a spectacular wildlife sighting and a great photo opportunity in Kabini, the place that always delivers on wildlife sightings. Thanks for your time. I hope I can inspire people to visit and appreciate nature
Spotty T 41 The Beautiful tigress from Bandhavgarh, dazzled us as she decided to bring her cubs out on a cold misty morning in January. This Blog in my humble view, aims to catch the reactions of a mother tigress and her cubs as she is very anxious – this is the second time where the cubs have been spotted on the road. The cubs are attempting to cross a bridge for the first time and move back to their den amongst the sandstone caves. Spotty appears out of the cover and intends to cross the road Spotty surveys and crosses the bridge The cubs cannot climb up they are tiny, The building is the culvert of the bridge. One brave cub braves and tries to jump up The cub calls out to mum The cub’s expression of frustration is priceless After several attempts one cub follows in Mum’s footstep The cub calls out for Mum Mum responds to the calls The Mum is angry because of the commotion the fact that the cubs are unable to cross she attempts to mock charge Mock charge She jumps and tries to get the cubs to follow her She checks on the […]
The brown hyena is very elusive and its very rare to see a pair of pups. We were fortunate to see and document the behaviour of these two pups who were quite relaxed around vehicles. This location of the hyena den is marked as the northern most point where brown hyena have been observed. These pups are esimated to be around 6 months old. Also included is a night shot of the hyena pup; my very first attempt at night photography. The brown hyena Hyaena brunnea,, also called strandwolf, is a species of hyena found in Namibia, Botswana, western and southern Zimbabwe, southern Mozambique and South Africa.It is currently the rarest species of hyena.The largest remaining brown hyena population is located in the southern Kalahari Desert and coastal areas in Southwest Africa. Habitat: The brown hyena inhabits desert areas, semi-desert, and open woodland savannahs. It can survive close to urban areas by scavenging. The brown hyena favors rocky, mountainous areas, as they provide shade and it is not dependent on the ready availability of water sources for frequent drinking. Home ranges are 233 to 466 km2 in size. Source: Wikipedia The pups just emerging out of the den 1 The pups […]