Jaguar Gallery

On a recent trip to the northern Pantanal, the world's largest freshwater wetlands, Aimee and I were lucky enough to encounter four different jaguars, including finding one on our own while driving at night along the Transpantaneira Highway.  Most of the credit though goes to Southwild Pantanal, a company that practically can guarantee a jaguar sighting during the dry season.  Clearly the jaguars have become a bit habituated to humans, but you still have to spend hours in a boat searching carefully up and down riverbanks to find one, which requires patience, attention, and lots of luck.  (Although the tour company does not track jaguars, note the radio transmitter collar on the jaguar in the third photograph.)

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