Taking photos of wildlife in their natural habitat doesn't always result in the 'perfect picture'.
This had never bothered me at all. Waiting for the right moment when the subject and the lights are in harmony. For me it is all about the moment.
When I spotted this Red-billed Toucan, it was a bit far and almost hidden between all the branches and leaves of this tree. This Toucan was also sitting quiet and was barely moving. It was that its chest was so immaculate white that it stood out.
Red-billed Toucans are also known as White-throated Toucans. It is not always clear to see that this bird has a red bill. They are the most common toucans found in the interior of Suriname. Sometimes they are spotted in small groups, as a pair or sometimes alone (like this one for instance).
One you don't meet very often; the Guianan Bearded Saki.
I met a different Tiger Heron in Costa Rica; the Bare-throated Tiger Heron.
Nesting season has started for the hummingbirds; Black-eared Fairy.
This is number 4 out of 5: the Green-and-Rufous Kingfisher.
This Anteater was spotted in Costa Rica during one of my birding trips.
The Lowland Tapir has become a celebrity himself. Check the behind-the- scenes-pictures below.
Common Pauraques tend to nest most of the time near the trails. That's why.
You won't see this everyday; a Jaguar walking right in front of you.
About half a year ago I bought a Spotting scope to look at wildlife for a long time. Especially when I like to spot birds, this device comes in handy. Here I spotted a couple of Scarlet Macaws inside the rainforest. They were resting during the day and since it was also a warm day, they decided to hide under the shades of the trees.
This Spotting Scope also had an adapter to make it possible to take pictures with this scope. It looks like these Macaws were right nearby but in reality they were in one of the highest/tallest trees in the Amazon rainforest.
It was such a treat for me to look at these marvelous animals without getting a stiff neck and shaky hands by holding my binocular for so long.
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