In Search of Elusive Jaguar
The Pantanal, one of the last great wildernesses, is the largest contiguous wetland on the planet, declared a World Heritage site and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, since it’s a South American primary wildlife sanctuary. With a total area of 240,000 sq km located in the center of the continent, Pantanal is a bio-geographic mixing bowl, containing elements of the Amazon and Atlantic Rainforests, the Brazilian Savannah and the Paraguayan Chaco. This fantastic biodiversity includes 698 birds species, 100 mammals, 177 reptiles, 40 amphibians and over 250 fish species. On this trip visit both the North and South Pantanal.
Explore the Pantanal and capture its spectacular wildlife on this exciting photo expedition led by the acclaimed South American photographer, Ossian Lindholm. The Pantanal, one of the world’s last great wildernesses, is the largest contiguous wetland on the planet. It is South America’s primary wildlife sanctuary. Our Brazil adventure tour will traverse what is an immense bio-geographic melting pot—the Pantanal contains elements of the Amazon and Atlantic Rainforests, the Brazilian Savannah, and the Paraguayan Chaco.
Its fantastic biodiversity includes almost 700 bird species, 100 different types of mammals, hundreds of fish, and scores of reptile and amphibian species. Join us on a wildlife photography tour that can promise close up views of an endless array of this unique regional fauna: tapirs, giant anteaters, caiman, capybaras, howler monkeys, giant river otters, the Hyacinth Macaw, and the toco toucan. And, perhaps we will get to frame the stealth and beauty of the jaguar—the apex predator of this vast realm.
Explore one of the world’s last great wildernesses on this immersive photography trip.
We always plan our Brazil photo tours with your comfort uppermost in mind. So our photo safari—which will take us across both North and South Pantanal—will see you lodging in cozy, clean working fazendas, where the food never less than fantastic. All of the equipment and personnel are put in place to ensure you’ll get the best photos possible. We use top-quality radio-linked boats with powerful engines to maximize the opportunities for seeing and photographing Pantanal’s wildlife extravaganza. We also carefully arrange our itinerary to suit our photographers, prioritizing the hours of best light, with a strong emphasis on the magical minutes of sunrise and sunset.
Our expert local guides are experienced at spotting regional wildlife, able to lead us to our photographic quarry with the minimum of disturbance. The photography expedition will conclude with two full days spent hunting for the perfect shot of the ultimate jungle predator—the legendary jaguar. We’ll also take a canoe tour on the Rio Clarinho, enjoy a Brazilian BBQ, take hikes through the jungle, and maybe even go piranha fishing! This is undoubtedly a nature lover’s photography tour of a lifetime!
- Expert photographer and group leader, Ossian Lindholm, providing in-field instruction and top tips to ensure you get the best shots
- Opportunity to photograph unique regional wildlife such as jaguars, caiman, capybaras, howler monkeys, and giant river otters
- Explore the Pantanal, a sanctuary for birds hosting almost a thousand species, including the beautiful Hyacinth Macaw and the toco toucan
- Accommodations at simple working fazendas, chosen for their cleanliness, coziness and fantastic food
- Quality modern radio-linked boats with powerful engines for quick tracking of jaguars
- Tours and activities specifically calibrated to needs of photographers, prioritizing the hours of best light, including sunrise and sunset
What to Expect
Start LocationCuiaba, Brazil
End LocationCuiaba, Brazil
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Once you have a trip confirmed, we will feed you a steady diet of additional pre-departure information that includes: How to train, prepare, pack and all the wonderful, inspirational and practical things you want and need to know before you go! Our Travel Advisors will be available to help plan your pre- and post-tour travel.
- All activities at Rio Clarinho Lodge will be undertaken on a private basis
- Water and light snacks in all transfers and excursions
- All gratuities and local taxes
- All ground transportation to and from Cuiabá
- Airport assistance inbound and outbound for connecting flights at GRU airport
- All accommodations
- All meals
- All Safari excursions
Pantaneiros are the local people who were born and live in the Pantanal wetlands. More than native people, the Pantaneiros represents a fascinating traditional culture and lifestyle, which was formed and influenced by different cultures and the peculiar characteristics of such an isolated natural ecosystem as the Pantanal.
Most of our time will be spent experiencing the plethora of animal species in the Pantanal. There is estimated to be about 1 000 bird species, 300 mammals and 9,000 invertebrates, in addition to countless fascinating insects and other species. Some of the very rare and/or endangered animal species include: Marsh Deer, Giant River Otter, Hyacinth Macaw, Crowned Solitary Eagle, Jaguar, Capybara, South American Tapir, Giant Anteater and the Yacare Caiman