The Oxbow lake at the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC) offers many excellent opportunities for those interested in photographing or observing flora and fauna.

This is a common kingfisher, and I’ve photographed it many times, but here I found the colors particularly beautiful.


  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s