Panatanal Travel Album

The Pantanal is the world’s largest inland wetland. Straddling the southern Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, this enormous basin covers 195,000 square miles, extending into both Bolivia and Paraguay.

During the December to March rainy season, over 80% of the floodplain is submerged, with water levels rising between six and fifteen feet throughout vast sections of the plain. In other areas of the Pantanal, lush forests bloom and clear rivers swell.

The annual floods attract and sustain an abundance of native fauna. Although the Amazon has greater biodiversity, the Pantanal actually has the highest concentration of wildlife in the entire Western Hemisphere.

Its ecosystem includes caimans, giant anteaters, maned wolves, jaguars, tapirs and an estimated 1,000 avian species. Marquee bird species include Hyacinth macaws, Green-and-rufous kingfishers, and Jabiru storks.

Greater Rhea

The gauchos at Reserva Caiman

Black caiman

Hyacinth macaws

Giant anteater

With the biologists from Arara Azul

Jaguars are slient and nearly invisible

In the dry season, the Panatal’s trumpet trees burst with pink, white, and yellow flowers

In the dry season, the Panatal’s trumpet trees burst with pink, white, and yellow flowers

Scouting jaguars with Oncafari

Another jaguar sighting

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