Eye-to-eye with the jaguar
11
Sep
2011
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Jaguar - Pantanal/Brazil
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

Wow, what an encounter. Drifting in log boat down a river somewhere in the Pantanal (Brazil), I suddenly looked into the face of a female jaguar. It was a short moment of eye-to-eye before the lady followed her cub.

Leopards only feed on meat and are the third-largest feline in the world. Only tigers and lions are bigger, but as everyone knows, they are neither latinos nor gringos. Leopards can be both, as they at least once called almost the entire Americas home.

By the way, Brazil is THE place to go if you want to trace the Jaguar. You will spot it on each on every 50 Real banknote. http://www.bcb.gov.br/?currnotes

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8 Responses to "Eye-to-eye with the jaguar"

  1. 28/10/2011

    Great picture, what a wonderful moment!

    • 03/11/2011

      Harry, you are right. It was a magical moment. And I was very lucky to have the camera with me. :-)

    • 25/11/2011

      You commented on my blog regarding the jaguars in Pantanal. Reading the latest National Geographic it reminded me of your interest in these cats. Also there an article in the October Smithsonian issue regarding the jaguars in the Pantanal.

    • 27/11/2011

      Hi Jose,
      thanks for your hint. Will have to see whether I find the latest issue somewhere.
      Greetings from Dubai, Michael

  2. 09/12/2011

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  4. 19/04/2013

    I am not sure I would have to thought to take a photo at that moment, good thing you did though!

  5. 17/11/2013

    she is beautiful!

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