On a tree not far from the Cuiaba river in Porto Jofre I saw several species of crackers in the typical upside down posture.

You rarely see them up close or on the ground, so sometimes a long lens is the only way to get a decent shot.

The name cracker is based on the sound it sometimes makes – a cracking sound – which to date I’ve not heard.

  • Aperture: ƒ/13
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/60 s