This one I encountered as it was preening the feathers, and my entrance did not disturb this behavior, so I could watch as it was doing its business in the light rain.

This was on a very small river, almost clogged with water hyacinths. a Perfect place for the jacana to hunt, as it can walk safely across the entire river. I also watched another jacana sitting on the back of a capybara eating among the hyacinths.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 s