It takes me about 20 minutes to walk to the office. By office of cause I refer to a designated spot where there is Internet, reference books and a desk. My job however, is a far cry from a desk job. 90 % of my time is spent out in the field searching for any sign of the elusive Jaguar. I have one of the biggest offices in the world… At about 80 000 square miles the Pantanal is surely one of the largest tracts of wilderness on earth today.
But let me not stray from the walk. I could of course use the car, but that would mean missing out on everyday opportunities to see and learn something new. I prefer to walk. It is beautiful. I have made a habit of always carrying my camera as I walk to the office.
The reason – you just never know what you may see!
Below is a selection of some of my photographs that I took in the first 2 weeks of walking to the office. It taught me a huge lesson: always remember that when looking for a wi-fi hotspot to keep your eyes open to the natural world. After all I am working in one of the worlds biodiversity hotspots!
Enjoy the Walk…
Written and photographed by Adam Bannister