Lisa G Saw


Jaguars in the Pantanal

In October 2018 I travelled to the Pantanal in Brazil on a small group tour with professional photographer Paul Goldstein, booked through Exodus. Whilst I was looking forward to seeing lots of amazing wildlife, seeing jaguars was the main reason for the trip. They are considered a Near Threatened species on the IUCN Red List, as their numbers are decreasing.

Read My Pantanal Story

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Photos 1-6 (and the cover photo) are the same female and the first jaguar I saw.

Photos 7, 8 and 9 are of 3 different jaguars.

Photos 10-13 are from one encounter with two young brothers.

Photos 14-16 are of the same female. She crossed paths with another female that turned out to be her sister (photo 17) and eventually was seen relaxing high up in a tree not far from her sibling.

Photos 17-20 are of Ginger, taken on our last morning. She tolerated us being reasonably close to her as she relaxed in a tree. There was just our small group and her.

Row 1: Capped Heron at sunrise / Giant River Otter / Caiman / Black Collared Hawk / Jacamar

Row 2: Iguana / Ringed Kingfisher / Howler Monkey with a baby on its back / Jacamar / Iguana

Row 3: Giant River Otter / Juvenile Rufescent Tiger Heron / Capybaras / Sunset at Porto Jofre Norte / Hyacinth Macaw

Row 4 (Near Araras Eco Lodge): Black Collared Hawk feeding / Rufescent Tiger Heron all fluffed up after a shakedown / Chestnut-eared Aracari / Marmoset / Caiman at sunset