Animals of the week! - 2016 #6
It was a challenge to photograph the fauna world while it was raining occasionally.
February 24 - March 1, 2016:
From time to time we were surprised by some rain (drops). Great for the plants and trees, but a nightmare for photographers and birders. Most of the time you had to take shelter, especially if you wanted your gear to last a while. Luckily during the scarce dry period some animals did show up.
This Red-footed Tortoise was seen eating some leaves near the River cabin. It was not amused by my presence so it left very quickly.
Another Red-rumped Agouti was spotted during its lunch break. It is great to see a change in the color during bad daylight.
A group of Giant Cowbirds was seen on the airstrip.
I was so focused on the upcoming rain that I did not see this Red-brocket deer in time. It once again dashed away into the dense vegetation.
Very difficult to see in the picture, but this was a couple Red-and-Green Macaws passing by.
Luckily we had occasional sunlight and luck was by our sight as these Red-fan Parrots were seen posing once again near the main lodge.
How beautiful this was. A Swallow-tailed Kite was seen soaring above the main lodge.
While I was observing the Swallow-tailed Kite a familiar sound was noticed; Painted Parakeets alert. As they are so tiny it took a while to 'discover' them between all the green (leaves). Such a beauty. In the second picture I was so focused on the one on the bottom that I completely forgot that there were 2 (top)
The Lowland tapir was spotted at the edge of the airstrip. He was taking his time to enjoy his food, wasn't bothered at all by our presence. In the end he even posed in front of my camera with a nice smile.
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