The Pantanal Wetlands (Brazil)

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The Pantanal flood plain is the largest (~230,000 Km2) continuous wetland ecosystem in central South America,  within the borders of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay.

 

This pristine wetland is periodically flooded, mainly by the Paraguay River, creating a mosaic of habitat types where many fish and wildlife species live and reproduce.

 

It is the ideal place to observe bird and wildlife species, such as the jabiru stork, marsh deer, hyacinthine macaw, caimans, roseate spoonbill, capybaras, jaguars, anacondas, etc.

 

It is really fun to see all of these creatures in their native habitat, it is a zoo without fences and without zookeepers!

 

There are several ways to observe and photograph the Pantanal wildlife:

 

Just walking along a trail, riding a horse, by boat, on the back of  a truck or even a tractor.

 

It is also a great place for fishing many catfish type species!

 

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