Animals of the Brazilian Pantanal

Besides birds, the Pantanal hosts many other animals. Following are photos of non-avian creatures from my June 2016, four day, three night Pantanal Trekking tour.

Animals of the Pantanal

This porcupine in a tree was only the second one the guide had ever seen. The farm workers could not believe we saw a porcupine

Animals of the Pantanal

A white-spotted orange, brown and black butterfly

Posing with a wild Pantanal caiman

Posing with one of the wild caimans near Pousada Arara Azul

Animals of the Pantanal

Guide Anaconda (Ronaldo Da Silva Bruno) with one of the piranhas we caught when fishing

Animals of the Pantanal

A close-up shot of a caiman’s face above the river surface

Animals of the Pantanal

The darkest area is moisture a jaguar shook off its body after swimming across the river. The big cat moved through the river too fast for a photo

Animals of the Pantanal

A capybara on the side of the road

Animals of the Pantanal

Many caimans sunbathing next to a Pantanal swamp

Animals of the Pantanal

A green-bodied South American ground lizard at the farm where I road a horse

Animals of the Pantanal

A deer resting in the Pantanal undergrowth

Animals of the Pantanal

This armadillo came very close to me (see video below)

Video of the same armadillo foraging for food

Animals of the Pantanal

An endangered giant river otter swimming in a lake at sunset

Animals of the Pantanal

A lesser anteater looking down from a tree

Animals of the Pantanal

A green iguana in a bougainvillea bush next to the Pousada Arara Azul accommodation block

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