Nov 11, 2009

Pantanal Mammals

In the last 2 weeks I was very busy with my job and had no time for blogs ... sometimes I ask myself if it worth.
I will post now something unusual for me - mammals. The Pantanal is home for 1000 bird species but also for some mammals. Probably the most famous is the jaguar, that generates a hole business including fake jaguar safaris organized by ruthless people.
The most common is the capibara, but you can find also otters (giant or neotropical), giant anteaters, tapirs, foxes, howler monkeys or even porcupine.
Last year I had only the possibility to hear these monkeys howling and I can tell you ... they are very very loud. I thought they could be on the next tree, but actually they were far away. This year I had more luck and had twice the possibility to take some pictures with them ... however these moments were very short.







The surprise was the very short sighting of this porcupine. The guide confused it first with a white bird ... LOL. I took only one reasonable picture with it.

13 comments:

  1. The shots of the Howler Monkey are excellent Andor. The expression, and the eyes, makes it look so sad.

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  2. Jók ezek az állatfotók, hol készültek?

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  3. @keith - yes, a very sad expression ... I think it was because of the weather.

    @erzsébet - Braziliában készültek, Pantanal a neve a zónának, egy óriási mocsaras vidék nagyon gazdag madárvilággal.

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  4. Beautiful and lovely shots !! They are so cute !!

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  5. Excellent shots Andor!! This monkey is a very funny looking guy and you got nice shots of it!

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  6. Nagyszeru sorozat, volt alkalmad es kihasznaltad, en legfeljebb allatkerbe negyek majd :)...Grat

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  7. The images of that howler monkey are beautiful.

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  8. Beautiful and fantastic captures !! Loved the Monkeys !!Unseen Rajasthan

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  9. Don't ask yourself whether it is worth it, it certainly is! Your beautiful pictures and descriptive stories are an inspiration for people like me!

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  10. Awesome Howler shots. Like the diversity of positions portrayed. Blue Skies.

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  11. Coming back Andor,
    I'm leaving in holidays now and wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year...
    See you in 2010..
    Cheers, Chris.

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  12. Even if the time was short you still got some great shots Andor well done :))

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  13. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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