• Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 8 November, 2013 15:25
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 8 November, 2013 15:26
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 8 November, 2013 15:25
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 s

Where there’s water there’s a caiman, and where there’s a caiman there’s a multitude of insects. Here a benign glittering sapphire (Lasaia agesilas) sits on it like a decoration while it’s sucking fluids from its eye.

Broad-Snouted Caiman (Caiman latirostris)

There are two species here in Iguacu National Park, the other is jacare. The broad-snouted is distinguished by the prominent facial ridges seen close-up in first image, and as the name indicates, a broader snout which is seen in the photo below.

Broad-Snouted Caiman (Caiman latirostris)
As with the caiman in the first photo, this one also has a butterfly on it!

Thanks to Joshua Jones for identification clarification.