A Walk in the Pantanal
Just the other day I went for a walk with the trackers. We set off at first light and began a walk that would last over 4 hours. It was magical. Walking is great as it allows you to take in the finer details of the area. In typical fashion, I took my camera with me. I was able to capture some magical pictures; images that offer a slightly different view of the Pantanal.
I trust you will enjoy my walk alongside the trackers
The morning got off to a wonderful start with a gorgeous sunrise
A wonderful way to stretch the legs and enjoy the fresh air of the Pantanal
I was unable to identify this yellow flower, but that took nothing away from the beauty of it
All that remains of a cattle that was killed a month ago by a young male jaguar
Bone has the most wonderful texture
Big skies await in the Pantanal. Here you can see the big strides taken by Richard and Andrea, the two South African trackers currently working here.
One of the two unidentified fungi that we saw on the walk.
This fungus is pretty common in the area
A cecropia tree stands tall against a crisp morning sky
Richard and Andrea explaining the finer details of tracking
The track of a female Jaguar. We believe it to be long to the female known to the project as Esperanza. The trackers managed to follow her tracks for over an hour, eventually losing them in a very dense forest.
An inquisitive tortoise moves closer for a better view
The most striking colour of pink that one could imagine. The Piuva trees are in blossom and look exquisite.
Written and photographed by Adam Bannister