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The Pantanal, 2014

jaguar attentive
Jaguar (Panthera onca)
August, 2014

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Jaguar

What she looked like to us

jaguar
Jaguar (Panthera onca)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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What we looked like to her

jaguar

Humanus touristica
Jaguar (Panthera onca)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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What jaguars think about humans

jaguar with tongue

Jaguar (Panthera onca)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Looking back

jaguar looking back

Jaguar (Panthera onca)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Sitting

jaguar sitting

Jaguar (Panthera onca)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Jaguar in the grass

jaguar in the grass

Jaguar (Panthera onca)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Jaguar iconography

jaguar iconography

Jaguar (Panthera onca)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Jaguar print

jaguar print

Jaguar (Panthera onca)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Jaguar close

jaguar close

Jaguar (Panthera onca)
Cuiabá zoo
The Pantanal
August 29, 2014

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Giant river otter

Sushi

giant river otter

Giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Emerging

giant river otter

Giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Profile

giant river otter

Giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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One and an otter

giant river otter

Giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Fish, again??

giant river otter

Giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Hand-held device

giant river otter

Giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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When otters try to roll their tongues

giant river otter

Giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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River on land

giant river otter

Giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Into the den

giant river otter entering den

Giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Cabybara

Capybara swimming

capybara swimming

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Nursing

capybara nursing

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Kids

young capybara

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Come along kids

mom and 2young capybara

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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The capybara family goes for a swim

capybara fmaily swimming

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Monkeys

Female howler

female howler

Black howler (Alouatta caraya)
August, 2014

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Branching out

howler on branch

Female black howler (Alouatta caraya)
August, 2014

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Where capuccinos comes from

capuchin

Black-striped capuchin (Cebus libidinosus)
August, 2014

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Other mammals

Marsh deer

marsh deer
Black-striped capuchin (Cebus libidinosus)
August, 2014

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Puppies

puppies
Dogs ()
Selso's ranch
August, 2014

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Dogs

dogs
Dogs ()
Pocon&eacte;
August 8, 2014

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Calf

calf
Cows ()
August, 2014

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Pig

pig
Pigx ()
August, 2014

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Maned wolf

maned wolf
(Chrysocyon brachyurus)
Cuiabá zoo
August 29, 2014

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Crab-eating fox

crab-eating fox
Cuiabá zoo
August 29, 2014

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Tapir

tapir
Tapirs ()
Cuiabá zoo
August 29, 2014

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Tapiring to the right

tapir
Tapirs ()
Cuiabá zoo
August 29, 2014

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Ocelot profiled

ocelot
Cuiabá zoo
August 29, 2014

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Anteater

anteater
Cuiabá zoo
August 29, 2014

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Lesser grison

lesser grison
Cuiabá zoo
August 29, 2014

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Birds

Peek-a-boo

hyacinth macaw
Hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
August, 2014

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Peek-a-two

hyacinth macaw
Hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
August, 2014

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Peek-at-you

hyacinth macaw
Hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
August, 2014

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Peek-a-three

3 hyacinth macaws
Hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
August, 2014

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Amazon in the Pantanal

blue-fronted amazon
Blue-fronted amazon (Amazona aestiva)
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Holey bird

blue-fronted amazon
Blue-fronted amazon (Amazona aestiva)
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Facing the blues

blue-fronted amazon
Blue-fronted amazon (Amazona aestiva)
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Socializing monks

monk parakeets
Monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)
August, 2014

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Conference of monks

monk parakeets
Monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)
August, 2014

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Getting Seriema in order

seriema
Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata)
August, 2014

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Closing in on seriema

seriema
Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata)
August, 2014

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Carancho

southern crested caracara
Southern crested caracara (Caracara plancus)
August, 2014

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In-flight caracara

southern crested caracara
Southern crested caracara (Caracara plancus)
August, 2014

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Here and -gon

trogon
Trogon
August, 2014

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Everything's coming up roses

roseate spoonbill
August, 2014

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Buff fellow

buff-necked ibis
Buff-necked ibis (Theristicus caudatus)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Buffed up

buff-necked ibis
Buff-necked ibis (Theristicus caudatus)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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King of the ring

ringed kingfisher
Ringed kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Tiger of the Pantanal

tiger heron
Rufescent tiger heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
August, 2014

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High stepper

cocoi heron
Cocoi heron (Ardea cocoi)
August, 2014

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My great egret about the Pantanal

great egret
Great egret (Ardea alba)
August, 2014

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Jabiru on the beach

jabiru on the beach
Jabiru stork (Jabiru mycteria)
August, 2014

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When things start to take off in the Pantanal

jabiru
Jabiru taking off (Jabiru mycteria)
August 27, 2014

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Running start

jabiru
Jabiru stork (Jabiru mycteria)
August, 2014

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Jabirus mating

jabirus mating
Jabiru stork (Jabiru mycteria)
August, 2014

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Skimmer

skimmer
Black skimmers (Rynchops niger)
August, 2014

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Flicker on the mound

flicker
Campo flicker (Colaptes campestris)
August, 2014

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Pecker on the tree

woodpecker
Golden-collared woodpecker (Veniliornis cassini)
August, 2014

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One nun

nunbird
Black-fronted nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons)
Family: Bucconidae - puffbirds
August 27, 2014

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Tasty treat

nunbird

Black-fronted nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons)
Family: Bucconidae - puffbirds
August 27, 2014

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The head nun

nunbird

Black-fronted nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons)
Family: Bucconidae - puffbirds
August 27, 2014

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Gallinule

gallinule
Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus)
Purple "swamp hen" - rail family (Rallidae)
August, 2014

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Black-collared hawk

black-collared hawk - busarellus nigricollis.jpg
Black-collared hawk (Busarellus nigricollis)
August, 2014

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Hopper's demise

jacamar

Rufous-tailed jacamar (Galbula ruficauda))
Family: Galbulidae
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Aracari

southern crested caracara
August, 2014

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Aracari

aracari
Collared aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Tinamou

tinamou

Undulated tinamou
Ecoa
August 27, 2014

While this picture leaves much to be desired, it is my first easily recognizable picture of a tinamou, and thus of the order Tinamiformes.

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The great and mighty

great potoo

Great potoo
August, 2014

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Nightjar

scissor-tailed nightjar
Scissor-tailed nightjar (Hydropsalis torquata)
August, 2014

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The great and horny

great horned owl

Great horned owl
August, 2014

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Southern lapwing

southern lapwing

Southern lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
Order: Charadriiformes
August, 2014

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Jacana

jacana

Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana jacana)
Well how fun is that???
Order: Charadriiformes
August, 2014

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Rhea-lity

rhea

Greater rhea
August, 2014

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Rhea-lization

rhea

Greater rhea
August, 2014

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King vulture

king vulture
King vulture (Sarcoramphus papa)
Cuiabá zoo
August29, 2014

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Red-capped cardinal

red-capped cardinal
Red-capped cardinal (Paroaria gularis)
August, 2014

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Horny welcome

horneros
Ovenbird - Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus)
August, 2014

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And into the oven

hornero
Ovenbird - Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus)
August, 2014

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Yellow-rumped cacique

yellow-rumped cacique
Yellow-rumped cacique (Cacicus cela)
August, 2014

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Pissed and ready to scream

screamer
Southern screamer (Chauna torquata)
The Pantanal
August, 2014

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Reptiles

Caiman

Standing his ground

yacare
Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)
August, 2014

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Portrait of Yacare in Grey

yacare head
Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)
August, 2014

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Caiman eye

caiman eye
Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)
PCER
August, 2014

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All lined up

all lined up
Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)
Transpantaneiro Highway
August, 2014

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The head of the caiman

caiman head
Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)
Transpantaneiro Highway neaar Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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The shaky shaky

caiman shaky shaky
Caiman bellowing
Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)
Transpantaneiro Highway near Jaguar Loadge
August, 2014

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Caiman with fish

caiman with fish
Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)
August, 2014

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Caiman with fish redux

caiman with fish
Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)
August, 2014

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Shit-eating grin

caiman with thing in its mouth
What is that thing in its mouth???
Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare)
August, 2014

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Death and harbinger

death and harbinger
Caiman and vulture
August, 2014

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When tegu's get egg on their face

tegu
Argentine black and white tegu (Tupinambis merianae)
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Tegu tongue

tegu tongue
Argentine black and white tegu (Tupinambis merianae)
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Tegu tongue

tegu tongue
Argentine black and white tegu (Tupinambis merianae)
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Tegu tongue

tegu tongue
Argentine black and white tegu (Tupinambis merianae)
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Tegu skin

tegu skin
Argentine black and white tegu (Tupinambis merianae)
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Snake

snake
??Fer de lance ??
Transpantaneira
August, 2014

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Turtle treat

turtle eating
??Red-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria) ??
Cuiabá
August 29, 2014

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Frogs

Toad

toad
Ecoa
August, 2014

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Fish

Fish eye

fish eye
Pacu
Poconé
August, 2014

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When fish teeth get im-pacu'ed

fish teeth
Poconé
August, 2014

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Painted fish

pintado
Cuiabá
August 29, 2014

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Catfish

catfish
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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Lungfish

lungfish
Lungfish
Campo Jofré, Transpantaneira Highway
August, 2014

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Lungfish close

lungfish
Lungfish
Campo Jofré, Transpantaneira Highway
August, 2014

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Piranha

piranha
Transpantaneira Highway
August 20, 2014

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Piranha teeth

piranha teeth
Transpantaneira Highway
August 20, 2014

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Piranha spots

piranha spots
Transpantaneira Highway
August 20, 2014

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Piranha hooked

piranha
Piranha
Transpantaneira Highway
August 20, 2014

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Piranha face and hook

piranha
Piranha
Transpantaneira Highway
August 20, 2014

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Bob's big catch

Bob's big catch
Piranha
Transpantaneira Highway
August 20, 2014

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Emma and piranha

Emma and piranha
Piranha
Transpantaneira Highway
August 20, 2014

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Emma and piranha

Emma and piranha
Piranha
Transpantaneira Highway
August 20, 2014

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Consummate piranha

consummate piranha
Piranha - in soup form
PCER
August 20, 2014

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Fish for sale

fish for sale
Pocon&eacte;
August, 2014

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Bugs

Brazilian dragon

dragonfly
August, 2014

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When dragonflies are envious

dragonfly
August, 2014

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Butterflies

butterfly
August, 2014

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Yellow butterfly

yellow butterfly

Yellow butterfly
August, 2014

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Morpho morphology

morpho collage
SESC
August, 2014

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Pantanal papillon

white butterfly

August, 2014

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Moth

moth

August, 2014

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orange and black butterfly
Naranjita (Chlosyne lacinia saundersi )
August, 2014

Dear Bob,
We initially thought that because of the pronounced labial palps, that this might be a Snout Butterfly in the subfamily Libytheinae, but we could find no similar looking members of the subfamily from Brazil in our initial search. While we cannot confirm the subfamily at this time, we are confident that the Brushfooted Butterfly family Nymphalidae is correct. We could not locate a match on Insetologia, our sister site from Brazil, nor did we have any luck on the Butterflies of Amazon & Andes. Finally, we believe we found a match in the Bordered Patch, Chlosyne lacinia, which according to the Butterflies in Brazil and Argentina at Iguazu Falls during Focus On Nature Tours site, is called the Naranjita and "has a very variable pattern. It prefers sunny places and feeds on nectar". The site also states: "the Bordered Patch, the subspecies Chlosyne lacinia saundersi This subspecies, in southeast Brazil and the Iguazu area, has more orange in the upperwings than other subspecies, hence the common name there of 'Naranjita'. " Now that we had a name, we did locate the Bordered Patch on the Butterflies of Amazon & Andes where it states: "Males are usually seen either when nectaring at Asteraceae, or when imbibing mineralised moisture from patches of damp ground. Females when freshly emerged are so heavily laden with eggs that they are barely capable of flying." We have examples of the Bordered Patch from North America in our archives.
Daniel Marlos from whatsthatbug.com

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orange and black butterfly
Naranjita (Chlosyne lacinia saundersi )
August, 2014

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Monarch-y

monarch
South monarch (Danaus erippus)
August, 2014

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Morpho caterpillar

morpho caterpillar

August, 2014

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Caterpillar

caterpillar

August, 2014

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Ephemeral

ephemeral
Blue morpho wing
August, 2014

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Gold-butt ant

gold butt ant
Golden carpenter ant (Camponotus sericeiventris)
August, 2014

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If there were a little five of the Pantanal...

jaguar ant
I was told this is a jaguar ant, but so far I have been unable to find anything like it on the internet
August, 2014

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Ant on leaf

ant on leaf
August, 2014

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Big headed ant

big-headed ant
August, 2014

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Spiders

Spiny orb-weaver

crab spider
Spiny-backed orb-weaver
Gasteracantha
August, 2014

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When spiders have fun-nel

funnel spider
August, 2014

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Tarantula

tarantula
August, 2014

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Blue striped water spider

spider
August, 2014

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Scorpion in a cup

scorpion in a cup
Clinic
Cuiabá
August 18, 2014

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Other inverts

Snail shell

snail shell

August, 2014

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Flora

Fiddlehead

purple fiddlehead

August, 2014

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Passiflora

passiflora

August, 2014

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Red flower

red flower

August, 2014

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Fire ant tree

fire ant tree

August, 2014

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Melastoma

melastoma

August, 2014

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Purple flower

purple flower

Leaf-cutter ant
August, 2014

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Floral cowboy

red flower

August, 2014

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Acari palm nuts

acari palm nuts

The food of choice of the hyacinth macaw
August, 2014

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Kapok and palm

kapok and palm

August, 2014

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Kapok seed

kapok seed

August, 2014

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Bark

bark

August, 2014

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Leaf

leaf

August, 2014

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Red flower

red flower

August, 2014

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Twisted grass

twisted grass

August, 2014

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Giant water lilies

Pads

lily pads

Victoria amazonica
Porto Jofre
August, 2014

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Flower

flower

Victoria amazonica
August, 2014

Florivory

flower

Victoria amazonica
August, 2014

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Bud

flower

Victoria amazonica
August, 2014

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Close-up

giant lily close-up

Victoria amazonica
August, 2014

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Lone flower

lone flower

Victoria amazonica
August, 2014

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Lone flower among giants

lone flower among giants

Victoria amazonica
August, 2014

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A lily respite for Darwin

darwin on giant lily

Victoria amazonica
August, 2014

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Small cluster of giants

giant water lily

Victoria amazonica
Parque Nacional do Pantanal Matogrossense
August 27, 2014

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When the sun sets on the giant water lilies

giant water lily at sunset

Victoria amazonica
Parque Nacional do Pantanal Matogrossense
August 27, 2014

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Pink growth

pink growth

August, 2014

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Fungi and friends

Lichens rock out

fungi on rock
August 30, 2014

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Food

Our first lunch in Cuiadá

our first lunch
August 9, 2014

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Fellow travelers

The Pantanal starts here

the pantanal starts here
August, 2014

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The group

the group swimming
August 10, 2014

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Morgan reads personalized limmericks

morgan reading limmericks
Cuiabá
August 30, 2014

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Happy birthday Emma

happy birthday emma
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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Tito

Tito with kapok mustache
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Combing Emma's hair

Combing Emma's hair
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Ocellot evolution

Megan with Charles
PCER
August, 2014

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Nose ornament

Martell with butterfly
SESC Center
August, 2014

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Kiss of the butterfly

Sarah with butterfly
Sarah
SESC Center
August, 2014

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Martell drenched

martell drenched
Chapada
August, 2014

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Coming up for air

Palani with mask
SESC Center
August, 2014

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Morgan and friend

morgan and friend
SESC Center
August, 2014

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Matt in the hat

matt in the hat
August, 2014

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Morgan gets passionate

morgan gets passionate
August 10, 2014

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The group in Chapada

the group in chapada
Chapada dos Guimarães National Park (Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimarães)
August 10, 2014

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The group by the waterfall

the group by the waterfall
Chapada dos Guimarães National Park (Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimarães)
August 10, 2014

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In the waterfall

in the waterfall
Chapada dos Guimarães National Park (Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimarães)
August 10, 2014

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The group above the Pantanal

the group above the Pantanal
August, 2014

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Going nuts in Chapada

going nuts in the Pantanal
Claire, Sarah, and Calum
Chapada

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Christina goes fishing

christina with dish
This rather large fish actually jumped into our boat.
August, 2014

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Cooks

ethan and cole
Ethan and Cole
August, 2014

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Caipirinha

caipirinha
Celebrating Cole's helping me to spot and photograph a trogon
Caipirinha is the Brazilian national cocktail
With Cole, Morgan, Catie, and me
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Megan timing her juggle

megan with soccer ball
August, 2014

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Morgan has a ball

morgan with soccer ball
August 9, 2014

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Martell and coke

martell and coke
August 9, 2014

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Why didn't I get the memo about plaid?

plaid
August 9, 2014

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Ethan and Suélen

ethan and friend
Ethan Shirley and Suélen Leite
São BentoSchool near Porto Jofre
August, 2014

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Merriment

merriment
August, 2014

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Group at Panthera

group at Panthera
Porto Jofré
August, 2014

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People

At the museum

brazilian guy
Cuiabá
August 29, 2014

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Girl

brazilian girl
Cuiabá
August 29, 2014

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Two girls

two brazilian girls
Cuiabá
August 29, 2014

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Smiling girl

smiling girl
August, 2014

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Three girls

3 girls
August, 2014

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Girl with Brazil dress at clinic

girl with Brazil dress
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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Caretaker

caretaker
Poconé
August 27, 2014

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Young girl

young girl
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Paulina, Charles, and Bob

Pauliina, Charles, and Bob
Flotel
August, 2014

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Selso, Charles, and Bob

Selso, Charles, and Bob
This guy was one of the happiest people I ever met
He was also the person who took us horseback riding
By PCER
August, 2014

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Three teachers

three teachers
Suélen, Chuckie, and me
São BentoSchool near Porto Jofre
August, 2014

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Two trees

two trees
with Rodrigo Rascher
Chapada
August, 2014

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Safari truck

safari truck
PCER
August, 2014

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Jono!

Jono mermin
Ran into Jono, Beckie, and the girls at SFO en route to Atlanta.
Jono was the first TA for my undergraduate course The Impact of AIDS
We also overlapped in med school.
August 5, 2014

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Bob

Fun with kapok

mustache
Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Snorkeling

snorkeling
Chapada dos Guimarães
August 11, 2014

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Pacu and Bob

pacu and bob
Poconé
August, 2014

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Living dangerously

living dangerously
Chapada
August, 2014

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Drenched

drenched
Chapada
August, 2014

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Darwin and wannabe

darwin and wannabe
Forest near Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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Riparian meditation

riparian meditation
Chapada
August, 2014

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Jabbering

jabbering
August, 2014

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Another fish story

bob with fish
August 29, 2014

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Bob and babe

bob and babe
PCER
August, 2014

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Appreciative students

appreciative students
August, 2014

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Back in the saddle

back in the saddle
August, 2014

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Nose ornament

nose ornament
Blue morpho
August, 2014

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Camera ornament

camera ornament
Blue morpho
August, 2014

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Rabies

Foreshadowing

rabies vaccination
Poconé
August, 2014


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Rabies takes a poke at Bob

rabies vaccination
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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Rabies immune globulin

rabies immunoglobulin
Cuiabá
August 18, 2014

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Successfully given

rabies immunoglobulin successfully given
Cuiabá
August 18, 2014

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Vaccinate me here

vaccinate me here
The significance of this is that one arm is spared rabies immune globulin (RIG) infection and that is where the first does of the actual rabies vaccine is given. Cuiabá
August 18, 2014

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Hospital head

head of hospital, darwin, and me
The head of the hospital was extremely helpful in facililtating our ability to get rabies immunoglobulin Cuiabá
August 18, 2014

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Shooting the shooter

shooting the shooter
Rabies vaccination
Cuiabá
August 18, 2014

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I felt like I was doubly protected.

vaccinator, vaccine, and mary
Rabies vaccination
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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Shot in the arm

shot in the arm
Rabies vaccination
Cuiabá
August 18, 2014

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Influenza vaccine shirt

influenza vaccine shirt
This was worn by one of the rabies vaccine clinic nurses.
It provides protection against griping.
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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Rabies guidelines

rabies guidelines
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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Sala de vacina

sala de vacina
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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Yellow card

yellow card
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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Vaccinated

vaccinated
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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Fun with vaccines

fun with vaccines
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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Saved my life

saved my life
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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Mosquito nets

mosquito nets
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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The virus doctor

virus doctor
Flotel
August, 2014

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Chapada dos Guimarães National Park (Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimarães)

Waterfall

chapada
Chapada National Park
August 10, 2014

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Macaw across the falls

macaw across the falls
Chapada National Park
August 10, 2014

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Chapada

chapada
Chapada National Park
August 10, 2014

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Clinging for life

clinging for life
Chapada National Park
August 10, 2014

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Poconé

When knowing Spanish might get you in troule

233 anos
Poconé
August, 2014

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Poconé

pocone
Poconé
August, 2014

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Pink church

pink church
Poconé
August, 2014

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Pink church

pink church
Poconé
August 8, 2014

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Poconé church from above

Pocone church from above
Poconé
August 8, 2014

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Blue church

blue church
Pocon&eacte;
August, 2014

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Blue church

blue church
Pocon&eacte;
August, 2014

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Window

window
Pocon&eacte;
August, 2014

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Putting the horse before the cart

horse and cart
Poconé
August 8, 2014

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Tommy Cachaça

Tommy Cachaca
Poconé
August 8, 2014

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Recycling

recycling
Poconé
August 8, 2014

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Window

window
Poconé
August, 2014

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Water in the wetlands

water in the wetlands
Poconé
August 8, 2014

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Aviators three

aviators three
Poconé
August 8, 2014

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Selfie above the Pantanal

selfie above the pantanal
Poconé
August 8, 2014

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Mining

When trucks get down in the dumps

dump truck

Gold mine
near Poconé
August, 2014

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Gold mines from above

gold mines
Gold mine
near Poconé
August, 2014

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The laboratory

Samples

lab samples
This abandoned laboratory was where I had a very serious allergic reaction on my last trip to the Pantanal.
The reaction occurred after being stunk and opening a cabinette door, which unfortunately disturbed a hidden vespid nest.
Although many of the buildings remain, three years later, the site of the attack has been torn down.
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Plant in window

lab samples
This plant is actually growing inside an abandoned building.
August, 2014

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Jaguar Lodge

Welcome

sign at jaguar lodge
August, 2014

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Orphanage

Dinner at the orphanage

dinner at the orphanage
August, 2014

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Oven at the orphanage

oven at the orphanage
August, 2014

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Flotel

Flotel

flotel
August, 2014

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River

How our luggage traveled to the national park

boat spray
August, 2014

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Fishing boat

fishing boat
August, 2014

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Misc

My luggage finally arrived

grave
Poconá
August, 2014

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In memorium

grave
Small cementary near Ecoa
August, 2014

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Carrots

carrots
Market in Cuiabá
August, 2014

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Antarctica in the Pantanal

antaractica in the pantanal
Cuiabá
August, 2014

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The view from my window

the view from my window
Poconé
August, 2014

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Wisdom from a butt

wisdom from a butt
Along the Transpantaneira
August, 2014

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When the Brazilian students arrived

escolar bus
PCER
August, 2014

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I am not sure why they need a store for this

oral sin
But I can understand why that store might be surrounded by barbed wire
Cuiab&aacte;
August, 2014

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Transpantaneira Highway

Transpantaneira from the eira

transpantaneira from the air
August, 2014

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Dawn on the bridge

dawn on the bridge
August, 2014

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Leaving us in their dust

leaving us in their dust
August, 2014

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Termite town

termite town
August, 2014

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The bridge by Jaguar Lodge

the bridge by Jaguar Lodge
One of 122 wooden bridges
August, 2014

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Below the surface

below the surface
The bridge near Jaguar Lodge
August, 2014

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PCER

PCER
August, 2014

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Landscapes

pantanal landscape
August, 2014

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Pantanal from above

pantanal landscape
August 8, 2014

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Solar rays on

August, 2014

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Crazed over the Pantanal

jumping over the pantanal
August 27, 2014

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Where the Pantanal ends

where the pantanal ends
Amolar Hills from the Paraguay River
August, 2014

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Sunset

First evening

first evening - sunset
August, 2014

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Requisite sunset

requisite sunset
August, 2014

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Avian eclipse

avian eclipse
August, 2014

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Supermoon

supermoon
August, 2014

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Participants

+ Morgan Elizabeth Abbett
+ Palani Robert Akana
+ Matt Mitchell Benjamin
+ Sarah Espaldon
+ Megan Marie Good
+ Martell Amelia Hesketh
+ Catie Marie Mong
+ Christina Nicole Morrisett
+ Cole Raymond Stites-Clayton
+ Calum You
+ Claire Zabel

+ Emma Lassiter, course assistant
+ Ethan Shirley, tour provider and guide
+ Tito Falcão , guide
+ Robert Siegel, professor

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Itinerary: August 5 - 31, 2014 in progress

August 5-6, 2014 en route - SFO to Poconé
August 6-9, 2014 Poconé
August 9-10, 2014 Cuiabá
August 10-11, 2014 Chapada
August 11-13, 2014 Poconé
August 13-17, 2014 Jaguar Lodge / PCER
August 17-19, 2014 Cuiabá
August 19-22, 2014 Jaguar Lodge / PCER
August 22-25, 2014 Flotel
August 25-28, 2014 Ecoa
August 28-30, 2014 Cuiabá
August 30-31, 2014 en route - Cuiabá to SFO

+ August 5, 2014 - Depart SFO to Atlanta on Delta

+ August 6, 2014 - Brasilia to Cuiabá to Poconé

Luggage did not arrive in Cuiabá
Met at the airport by Eliton
Drive to Poconé
Stop to take some pix by the gold mines
Arrive Pousada Pantaneira (Hotel e Churrascaria Pousada Pantaneira)
Dinner with Ethan and Cole at Versao Brasilero Restaurant in Poconé

+ August 7, 2014 - Poconé

Breakfast at the hotel
Spent most of the day working in the room
Pictures of hotel barbeque
Walk into Poconé in afternoon - beautiful sunset
Dinner at the orphanage with Ethan and Cole
Bags finally arrived in Poconé around 10 pm
+ August 8, 2014 - Poconé

Breakfast at the hotel
Work in the room
Walk into 20, Pocone in afternoon
Met by Cole and Ethan
Drive to Pocone airport
Pantanal flyover in small plane with Cole, Ethan, me and pilot Adilio
Dinner with Ethan and Cole - in town - Forno D'Lenha Pizza restarant
+ August 9, 2014 - Poconé to Cuiabá

Drive to Cuiabá airport to pick up students
Check-in to hotel
Lunch at restaurant across from hotel
Walk waround Cuiabá
Dinner with entire group except Palani
+ August 10, 2014 - Cuiabá to Chapada

Drive to Chapada Dos Guimarães
Make sandwiches, meet up with Andre
Hike to waterfall - swimming, lunch
Hike to second water hole - swimming
Hike to big waterfall - watch vultures and macaws flying across waterfall
Encounter birdman - Rodrigo Rascher
Dinner at Restaurante Mamamia - pizza
+ August 11, 2014 - Chapada to Poconé

Snorkeling with fish in river, float with current
Lunch at Cleber's place
Drive to Poconé
Dinner at Versao Brasilero Restaruant in Poconé
+ August 12, 2014 - Poconé

Drive to SESC facility - stop en route to take pictures of birds
Tour of SESC facility
Butterfly house
Picnic lunch in gazebo
Lost phone at SESC
Drive back to Poconé
Student presentions in classroom
Frisbee and soccer with kids
Dinner at Orphanage
+ August 13, 2014 - Poconé to Jaguar Lodge / PER

Breakfast at hotel
Stop at grocery store in Pocon&eacte;
Drive out Transpantaneira Highway - making stops
Stop for Seriema
Araras Lodge
Walk out to and climb Monkey Tower - howler and capuchin monkeys, marsh deer
Lunch at Araras
Tour of facility by Akhila Krusic
Head to PCER
Mating jabiru storks
Silhouette of jaguar in truck lights
Check into Jaguar Lodge
Dinner at PCER
+ August 14, 2014 - Jaguar Lodge; PCER

+ August 15, 2014 - Jaguar Lodge; PCER

Walk down road to Selso's farm - farm animals
Breakfast at PCER
Walk in the woods - timamous and trogons
Student talks - #3 Matt- Jaguar, #4 Megan - ocelot
Evening, night drive - beautiful sunset
Observations on color
Ethan returns with Maha, groceries, Sarah's suitcase, my phone!
+ August 16, 2014 - Jaguar Lodge; PCER

Breakfast at Jaguar Lodge
7:30 departure
Drive down to Porto Jofré
Stop in Campo Jofré by great-horned owls
Talk by researchers at Panthera.com
Walk out by giant waterlilies
Late lunch at PCER
+ August 17, 2014 - PCER to Cuiabá

6:00 am meet-up for walk
Girls discover bat in their room
Dinner in Poconé
Continue on to Cuiabá
Stay at D'Luca Hotel
+ August 18, 2014 - Cuiabá

Stay over at D'Luca
Breakfast at hotel
Transport by cab between clinics/ hospitals
4 clinics to get rabies immune globulin and rabies vaccine
Late dinner at D'Luca hotel
+ August 19, 2014 - Cuiabá to PCER

Breakfast at hotel
Class discussion in the lobby
Drive to Poconé
Lunch in Poconé
Drive back to PCER
+ August 20, 2014 - PCER

Piranha fishing
Horseback riding through gallery forest with Seso
Late afternoon/evening drive to Tito's families fazenda
Spotlighting on the way back
Dinner at PCRER including piranha consumé - very salty
+ August 21, 2014 - PCER

Students went to Cuiabá to get second rabies booster
Breakfast at Jaguar Lodge
Walk to bridge for sunrise with Brazilian students
Gallery forest walk with Emma and Tito - in search of tinamous and trogons
Student presentations to Brazilian students
+ August 22, 2014 - PCER to Flotel

Walk to bridge for sunrise
Drive to Porto Jofré
Hyacinth macaws in tree by dock
Fast boats to Flotel - one for us, one for our luggage
Afternoon boat drive
Dinner on Flotel
Talk on upper deck by Charles Munn
+ August 23, 2014 - Flotel

Breakfast on Flotel
Morning boat drive
Giant river otters
Swimming in the river
Student observations: edges
+ August 24, 2014 - Flotel, Cuiabá River

6:00 Breakfast on Flotel
Boat outing
Jaguar sightings with many other boats
Lunch on flotel
2:30 afternoon outing
More jaguar sightings
Fish jump in boat
Observations - rhymed couplet or limmerick
Third and last night on Flotel
+ August 25, 2014 - Flotel to Ecoa

6:00 am - Third and last breakfast on the Flotel
6:42 am departure - boat outing
San Lorenzo River
solitary female howler,
LOTS of caiman - one with fish in its mouth,
giant river otters - eventually all climbed into den
capybara - baby with hiccoughs
+ August 26, 2014 - Ecoa

+ August 27, 2014 - Ecoa

Breakfast at Ecoa
Boat to park
Hike to top of the Ridge - great views
Refreshments at the house of the caretaker and his wife
+ August 28, 2014 - Ecoa to Cuiabá

pre4:00 am wake-up
breakfast at Ecoa
5:15 departure whikle still dark
crash boat out of channel into wall of hyacinth
arrive Porto Jofré
+ August 29, 2014 - Cuiabá

Breakfast at hotel
Fish market
Aquarium
Cuiabá
Dinner at Lebanese restaurant - celebrate Emma's birthday
+ August 30, 2014 - Cuiabá to Sao Paulo and on to US

Breakfast at hotel
Pack
Cab to airport with Cole and Christina - Ethan met us at the airport
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Field seminar syllabus

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Acknowledgements:

Thanks to Stanford, to all the people in BOSP, and to Peter and Helen Bing for making this trip possible
Thanks to Richard Roth for connecting me with Charles Munn and for helping revealing Emma's connection to Brazil and for out many dish walk discussions of the Pantanal and photography
Thanks to Maha and to the many Brazilians who helped us obtain rabies immuneglobulin and vaccine.
Thanks to the seminar students who shared this amazing trip with me and put up with early awakenings and long bus rides to experience the wonders of Chapada and the Pantanal
Thanks to all the interesting people we met along the way - some of whose names I know and many I do not.
These include Akhila Krusic (Araras), Silvia Kataoka (SESC), Rodrigo Rascher, Robertito, Andre Moratelli, Cleber, N'hole, Anyore, Suzanne and Bill O'Malley, Suélen Leite Nick Garbutt (by email), Vic Banks (by email and phone), Yuko Ohmori (en route), Jono and Beckie (en route),

-->And my very, very special thanks to Ethan, Tito, and Emma.

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