Vijay Ramaswamy Images

It all begins here

The unpaved road stretching 135 kms through the Pantanal

White headed capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus)

Howler monkey (Alouatta monotypic) deep in the Pantanal forest islands

Photo essay - Here lies a Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) nest destroyed by the storm

The jabiru pair prepare to build a new nest

They scout for strong dried twigs

DHL shipment on its way

More shipment arrives

Poised to build

Work in progress

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

Nocturnal pups

And the family with the mother

River runs through the Pantanal


Past sunset

Night jar (Caprimulgidae)

Saffron yellow finch (Sicalis flaveola)

Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua)

Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis) in flight

Ring kingfisher (Ceryle torquata)

Southern caracara (Caracara plancus)

Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus)

Hyacinth macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) - largest sparrows in the world

good luck spotting the Common potoo (Nyctibius griseus) in this image.

Rufescent tiger heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)

Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris)

Roseate spoonbilled ibises (Platalea ajaja) in flight

Common vulture guarding kill to right

Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis)

Just past sunrise

Morning milieu

Crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous) 7PM darkness with flash

Same foxes Nikkor 70-200 cranked up to 1200 ISO f/2.8

Kingfisher paints itself in a rush

Dust in the air


When the sun goes down in the Pantanal

It stages the most wonderful of sights

Orange mist

Wetland twilight

Full moon dawn

From the observation tower