“Brazil has always been one of those places I have wanted to visit, but I questioned what there was to see in terms of wildlife. When I was on a Galapagos expedition with Nat Hab, our photography guide was Zapa. He is from Brazil and enthusiastically told us that Brazil is a wonderful place for wildlife, so I booked a trip with him as the Expedition Leader. It was totally worth it! The most memorable moment was experiencing the elusive jaguar. I was overjoyed to be able to witness their daily lives without impacting them by our presence. We saw eight different jaguars in the three days we were on the river. This experience gave me hope that, if we work at it, humans can live and thrive with nature and wildlife without destroying it. The photos below are of the jaguar and a few other creatures I was able to enjoy.”

— Sheri Dollin | Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil’s Pantanal

Jaguar in the Pantanal

Giant river otter in the Pantanal

Golden lion tamarin in the Pantanal

Tapir in the Pantanal

Hyacinth macaw in the Pantanal

A host of unique flora and fauna can be found in the sprawling wetlands of the Pantanal. Track jaguars, scout for tapirs, look for hyacinth macaws and more in South America’s most extensive wild frontier with some of the planet’s most abundant wildlife.

All Photos © Sheri Dollin