• Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 27 November, 2014 08:47
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 450
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 s

This was one of many caimans resting on a sandbank island that is slowly disappearing in the rising waters. I was here for five days, and this was the only time I saw them like this.

Notice the butterfly sucking salts from the mouth – a precarious place – usually they sit around the eyes, which is quite annoying for the caiman.

Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)
This is younger individual from the same island – it’s facing tougher times as the food supply soon will spread over the flood plains of Pantanal.