Tag Archives: Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park

Passiflora mansoi UV

Perhaps equally beautiful in UV as in visible light? Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/60 s

Caryocar brasiliense

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! This is one of the tallest of the trees here, and during my visit they were all in fruit. Popular names: Pequi or souari nut Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON […]

Caryocar brasiliense

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Popular names: Pequi or souari nut Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 30

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Please help me identify it […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 30

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Please help me identify it […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 29

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Please help me identify it […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 29

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Please help me identify it […]

Aldama vernonioides

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Please help me Identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2500 Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Aldama vernonioides

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Please help me identify it […]

Chamaecrista sp

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2500 Shutter speed: 1/1000 s

Chamaecrista sp UV

Perhaps even more beautiful in UV as the dark center is contrasting the bright petals, opposed to all yellow we humans see? Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/60 s

Chamaecrista sp

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Please help me identify it […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 27 UV

Surprisingly this flower is very uniform in reflection in UV compared to the nuances in visible light. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/60 s

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 27

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2000 Shutter speed: 1/1250 s

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 27

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Please help me identify it […]

Adenocalymma peregrinum

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2000 Shutter speed: 1/1600 s

Adenocalymma peregrinum UV

How dramatically different it looks in UV! In visible light (for us humans) it looks all yellow! Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/80 s

Adenocalymma peregrinum

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Calliandra viscidula UV

Darker in UV compared to visible light. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/80 s

Calliandra viscidula

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Calliandra viscidula

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Wolf Apple (Solanum lycocarpum)

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. The The fruit of this […]

Wolf Apple (Solanum lycocarpum) UV

Darker in UV compared to visible light. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/80 s

Wolf Apple (Solanum lycocarpum)

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. The The fruit of this […]

Jacaranda rufa

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Jacaranda rufa

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. I’ve also encountered this species […]

Passiflora mansoi

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Many of the fruits are edible and even very sweet, including Passifloras. Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

Passiflora mansoi

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Passiflora mansoi

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park

This my second day here and thus another panorama (large image – click to see) of the incredible formations named Cidade de pedra in Portuguese, and this is one of the most spectacular natural wonders I’ve seen and should be a UNESCO World Heritage site! Getting here is very difficult as the park authorities only […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park

This is a tiny fraction of the plateau which is the water source for Pantanal in Brazil – the largest wetland in the world. A major reason this has managed to stand against the forces of agricultural interests is the incredible rock formations and sheer cliffs, of which only a tiny portion is seen in […]

Heteropterys coriacea

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Heteropterys coriacea

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/25 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Minaria acerosa

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Trimezia juncifolia

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. This was the only specimen […]

Vochysia rufa

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 640 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Palicourea rigida

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Like so many plant species here, this bark is also soft. Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Vochysia rufa

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/1600 s

Palicourea rigida

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. This is possibly Palicourea rigida, […]

Eugenia punicifolia

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The bark looks like that of pine, but is soft to the touch. Natures way here makes a garden like no other with small trees with unique features in […]

Eugenia punicifolia

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Kielmeyera coriacea

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

Kielmeyera coriacea

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

Cissus erosa

The inflorescence looks very similar to the Stingray Vine (Cissus spinosa), but the long and slender leaves of this one is very dissimilar to spinosa. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Cissus erosa

The inflorescence looks very similar to the Stingray Vine (Cissus spinosa), but the long and slender leaves of this one is very dissimilar to spinosa. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Amasonia sp

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Please help me identify it […]

Amasonia sp

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. I found none with open […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 16 (Passiflora sp)

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Dalechampia occidentalis

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Dalechampia occidentalis

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Dalechampia occidentalis

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Ouratea spectabilis

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2000 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Ouratea spectabilis

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. A very strange strange shape […]

Amphilophium elongatum

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Amphilophium elongatum

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. The fragrance was very sweet! […]

Qualea multiflora

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2000 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

Qualea multiflora

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. At first glance one might […]

Combretum sp

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2000 Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Combretum sp

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Please help me identify it […]

Dimorphandra mollis

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

Dimorphandra mollis

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 10

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2000 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 10

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. There are many species that […]

Chamaecrista hispidula

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2000 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Chamaecrista hispidula

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Manihot sp

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/320 s

Manihot sp

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Manihot sp

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Please help me identify it […]

Rauvolfia weddelliana

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/160 s

Rauvolfia weddelliana

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Byrsonima rigida

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/160 s

Byrsonima rigida

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park

The park is a tiny fraction of this plateau, which is a rainmaker responsible for one of the natural wonders of the world – the Pantanal! It is a geological formation easily seen from space – chose “satellite” on the map here and you’ll see what I mean. If this plateau did not exist, the […]

Trimezia lutea UV

No surprise patterns or reflection/absorbtion in UV compared to visible light. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/80 s

Trimezia lutea

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 01 UV

What a big surprise that this bright flower in visible light is completely dark in UV! Not even a lighter and a darker region. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/80 s

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 01

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. This was the only specimen […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 01

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! Please help me identify it 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/160 s

Blue-winged macaw (Primolius maracana)

I was focused on photographing landscape panoramas, and did not bring my heavy lens! I have learned the hard way, and now I always bring all my gear even to the most barren of places! This species has a somewhat safe haven inside the Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park, and they need all remaining protected […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park

This is a tiny fraction of the plateau which is the water source for Pantanal in Brazil – the largest wetland in the world. This is looking west towards the city of Cuiaba. A major reason this has managed to stand against the forces of agricultural interests is the incredible rock formations and sheer cliffs, […]

Vellozia glauca (Mauricio Mercadante)

Only a few days, perhaps weeks a year this species produces huge and wonderful flowers. I was very grateful to be here at the very end of this short period. Otherwise I would have only seen these leaves. Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2000 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Vellozia glauca (Mauricio Mercadante)

On my way into Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park, a tiny protected area on the immensely diverse Cerrado of Brazil, I saw this colorful flash of pink in the corner of my eye. Then another one, and I immediately had to stop the car and explore this huge flower. My very first encounter of this […]

Curl-crested Jay (Cyanocorax cristatellus)

The only encounter of the species during my short stay inside Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park. Unfavourable background, unfortunately – hopefully better opportunity comes along during my next stay in Brazil. It sounds like this: Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 700mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)

The locked gate to the most remote part of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is guarded by a family of burrowing owls. A nice welcome I think, but if you drive all the way out here, know that you must make an appointment with the park authorities through a local authorized guide. The park will […]