Archive for 'Mustelidae'

Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)

Deep in the Peruvian Amazon at Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC) I visited this oxbow lake where a tiny family of giant otters have managed to raise 3 young to the stage where they are weaned and have become quite the nuisance as they still want food for free. The young otter is making […]

Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)

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 […]

Tayra (Eira barbara)

Not a common sight, and my first! The guide has lived at Pousada Xaraés for 8 years, and this was hist first sighting too! This one was not so happy about our presence, and I think that’s due to a memory of widespread hunting. It was a very brief encounter unfortunately. Only after reaching the […]

Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)

I was busy photographing butterflies on the river bank when I heard some sounds from the other side of the river. It was the otters! Finally I had the chance to see them – my first time! I jumped into the boat and we carefully closed in on their location – a very dense brush. […]