Ralph Arwood Photography


Monday, September 4, 2017 3:00 PM

In July we had the good fortune to visit the Pantanal of Brazil. 

Spending time with wild Jaguars along the Rio Cuiabá and its tributaries was a highlight of the trip. 

The tour was arranged by Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris. We traveled with them to Antarctica two years ago. They always do a good job

Our Van Os photo guide was Paul Bannick. Paul is an accomplished nature and bird photographer. His book Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls will be published this October.

Our Brazilian guide was Paulo Boute. Paulo is one of the pioneering birders and ornithologists in Brazil. Paulo has over 35 years of experience guiding birders and photographers throughout Brazil.

During the dry season the jaguars come to the river to hunt. They are accustomed to seeing boats and people on the river as they search for their prey. This gave us the opportunity to spend many hours watching them.

The video below is of a young brother and sister.