The Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia)
Great Egrets (Casmerodius albus)
The Ovenbirds (Furnarius rufus)
Laco competitions are part of the culture in Pantanal.
The Giant Anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)
The Caiman Lizard (Dracaena paraguayensis)
The Southern Screamer (Chauna torquata)
The Pampas Deer.
The Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris) normally lives close to open areas, nearby forested areas. They are one of the most common hawks in Brazil and they can reach 40cm long.
Couple of Hyacinthine Macaws (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), largest parrot in the World – north of Pantanal, Poconé
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunset by the Cuiabá River -north of Pantanal, (Jofre Harbor), Poconé – Mato Grosso State
Brazilian Caiman (Caiman crocodilus yacare), north of Pantanal, Poconé
Black Howler Monkey ( Alouatta caraya ) – north of Pantanal, Poconé
Giant River Otter ( Pteronura brasiliensis) North of Pantanal, Bento Gomes River, Poconé
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. Read more about
Brazil’s Pantanal on GoNOMAD.