I stopped on the Transpantaneira in Pantanal to photograph some orchids out in the swamp.

I managed to walk a few steps until I realised I was walking on floating vegetation that was slowly giving way to my modest weight. I was unsure as to the depth of the water, and unwillingly returned towards the dry land of the Transpantaneira to keep my camera safe.

As I always look for life far and near, I saw this tiny frog holding on to the straw, and slowly positioned myself as best I could so I didn’t scare it nor, sunk to my neck.

I hoped to get closer, but my sinking and involuntary movements due to it scared it off deeper into the swamp.

  • Aperture: ƒ/13
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/200 s