• Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 28 November, 2014 08:22
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 720
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 28 November, 2014 08:33
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 720
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 28 November, 2014 08:22
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 720
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000 s

For a long time I’ve wanted to see these giants up close, and Pantanal is perhaps the best place to see them.

This is the first group I encountered, as they were hunting. This river is wide and powerful, with lots of dense vegetation along the banks, so seeing them was not easy. Photographing them a different matter entirely.

This individual is eating a cat fish.

Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
Most of the action was covered by thickets, but occasionally there was a gap, or one or more of the otters swam out in the open for a brief moment. This is another individual eating a fish species I’ve not been able to identify yet, so any input is appreciated.

Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
This third individual found it best to sit inside the thicket and eat in peace – away from sneaky family members looking for a free meal.