If you’re on or by a river in the Amazon rain forest you will see this species, sometimes a single one like here, or if you’re lucky maybe a hundred roosting in one place. They usually fly away long before you can get a shot like this, but at this particular moment I was in luck.

This is one of several of the species calling the oxbow lake at Amazon Research and Conservation Center their home.

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