• Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 14 December, 2014 09:22
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Here in the Peruvian Amazon I found many nightjars around an oxbow lake at Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC), and this one was perched in plain sight quite far out on the lake.

They are so well camouflaged, that only when you know the anatomy of trees and branches will you suspect a perched nightjar – or you’re in luck as I was here.

Ladder-tailed nightjar (Hydropsalis climacocerca)
This is a female.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s