• Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 12 November, 2013 11:32
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 12 November, 2013 11:32
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Taken: 12 November, 2013 11:32
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 s

The many canals feeding water to the rice fields at Fazenda San Fransico hold a diverse flora and fauna, and in a blink of an eye you may see a tapir – in the middle of the day!

Lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris)

It was most likely feeding off the juiciy flora around the canals when we passed by. It didn’t seem panicked at all as it didn’t run, but I guess it was more annoyed with the noise of the car, and thus was seeking refuge in the water. It’s an excellent swimmer, so in an open landscape like this rice field it felt more secure submerged.

Lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris)

Also called South American tapir, Brazilian tapir or anta.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 s

Related Photos

No related posts.