Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

It's midday and it scorching hot, so what's better than simply standing in the river? You can see from the absence of ripples that they have been standing…


Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

These giant rodents are perhaps the most photographed of all animals of the Pantanal, but most are from afar and generic. I find these animals truly amazing…


Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

The fruit of the Acuri palm (Attalea phalerata) is important food for a number of Pantanal bird and mammal species, and here one adult capybara of a family of…


Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

In Pantanal some groups of capybaras are almost tame, and this one was no exception, as it seemingly regarded my passing as the river itself. This is not the…


Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

A very common mammal, and perhaps the most abundant in Madidi. My trip out of Madidid provided the most sightings, and several resting as seen here.