My first, brief encounter with this species in Pantanal. It took off right after this shot, so I was unable to get a shot in the clear at this location, which was really beautiful. Unfortunately I was also unable to photograph the beautiful plumage seen in flight, but I did see it and it’s hard not to say “wow”!

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s