GoNOMAD Photo Gallery:
Images of Brazil
by Guto Bertagnolli
All the images were made in the region of Poconé, a small city
100 km from Cuiabá,
capital of Mato Grosso State, Brazil
that is the access to the Transpantaneira Road.
Couple of Hyacinthine Macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) -
largest parrot in the World - north of Pantanal, Poconé
Giant River Otter ( Pteronura brasiliensis)
North of Pantanal, Bento Gomes River, Poconé
Black Howler Monkey
( Alouatta caraya ) - north of Pantanal, Poconé
Brazilian Caiman (Caiman crocodilus yacare),
north of Pantanal, Poconé
Sunset by the Cuiabá River -north of Pantanal, (Jofre Harbor), Poconé - Mato Grosso State
The largest water lily in the World, the Vitória Régia (Victoria amazonica) ,
can be seen in the North Pantanal. It is known as "the queen of the lakes",
whose name was coined as a tribute to Queen Victoria of England.
Flock of Wood Storks ( Mycteria americana ) and Great Common Egrets (Casmerodius albus).
The Pantanal has the largest density of fauna in the Americas and more than 650 different species of birds.
Bromelias, like the "Caraguatá" (indian word to "thick leaf with thorns") and all the vegetation in
Pantanal is adapted to survive in different conditions. The area has two distinct seasons
(dry and flooded), both with amazing opportunities to see wild life.
The Toco Toucan ( Ramphastus toco ) is the largest Toucan in Brazil ,
up to 21 inches long. It can be found in small groups and sometimes can be seen in pairs.
It eats fruits, insects, small mammals and chicks that they take from nests.