Picture of the Month


jaguar on bank

   This past November, I spent nine days in the triple-digit heat and humidity searching for wild jaguars in the narrow looping rivers of Brazil's Pantanal. It was the culmination of a life-long obsession with seeing, and photographing these rare predators in the wild.  In twenty years in the tropical forest, I had only seen one - a brief glimpse on a foggy Amazonian riverbank.  That time, I got no pictures.


     On this expedition, to my amazement, we saw nine jaguars in as many days, but this doesn't mean the pictures came easily.  The light was challenging, and the jaguars less than obliging.  In the end, I got only a handful, including this shot of a female resting in the shade during the searing heat of the day.  Relaxed but wary, her eyes bear the unmistakable look of a predator - direct, confident and unwavering.


Camera :  Nikon D2X Digital, Natural Light


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Review a previous Picture of the Month:

South Georgia, 12/2005

New Generation, 11/2005

Childhood, 9/2005

Penguins, 8/2005

Sea Palms, 7/2005

Aster Flower, 6/2005

Siskiyou Mountains, 5/2005

Humpback Whales, 4/2005

Christo GATES , 3/2005

Eucalyptus Leaves, 2/2005

Alaskan Aurora, 1/2005

Nesting Turtle, 12/2004

Autumn Berries, 10/2004

Costa Rica, 3/2004

Aurora Borealis, 10/2003

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