July 2018

wildlife in the pantanal

The Pantanal is one of the largest inland wetlands in the world. The huge, dense biodiversity and a ramified channel system of rivers, salt and freshwater lakes and shallow lagoons are extremely threatened by the cultivation of huge soy and sugar cane fields, deforestation and soil compaction as well as by the use of heavy agricultural machinery, artificial fertilizers and pesticides. An unimaginable threat to the lush and unspeakably beautiful wildlife that I was allowed to marvel in 2018!

After the two weeks in the Pantanal I spent another two weeks in the northeast of Brazil. Near Tutóia, in the late afternoon, you can watch the Scarlet Ibises flying in large groups to their sleeping trees on the mangrove islands. The last four pictures are of the Scarlet Ibises.