An excellent track-and-find resulted in the Projeto Onçafari team finding Fantasma, the big male jaguar, on the remains of a cow he killed the previous night. We returned that night and waited for him to come out of the forest and back to his kill. Our patience was rewarded by some incredible moments of power and brute. We managed to get as close as 15 meters away from this phenomenal cat. Enjoy this short video and series of photographs showing the incredible size of his head, jaws and neck muscles.
Written, filmed and photographed by Adam Bannister