Some encounters are quite friendly and fun. This was one example. I was at the River Cabin area looking for some birds to photograph. When I turned around I looked straight at this Red-brocket Deer. At first I hadn't seen her but she was in the gutter and walked her way up. We were both a bit surprised to figure out we were not alone at that time. The stare down lasted a couple of minutes. Enough time for me take a nice photo.
Whenever I see a Lesser Anteater, they are always on the move. Either in trees or on the ground. So it is always crucial to take advantage of the minutes or seconds they give you. Most of the time they don't always stand or walk in a position that is great to photograph. So imagine how surprised I was when we saw this anteater in a total rest mode high up in a tree. It was so relaxed that after I took several shots of this rest mode, it still didn't move at all. In the end I even wished I could relax like him.
This Lesser Anteater or Southern Tamandua was seen crossing over the airstrip during broad daylight. For months this area was flooded and now slowly but surely it is recovering.
This is a South-American Coati (Nasua nasua) seen inside the rainforest of Kabalebo. It was seen standing on some branches before it disappeared into the dense forest. This is the first photo that I managed to take from this mammal.
I met this Red-brocket Deer at the beach of the River Cabin. She was grazing. She wasn't really alarmed by my presence but was surely cautious. I decided to take a close up shot of this marvelous animal and you can surely see more. Like for instance the ticks seen at the edge of her ears and the little bumblebee just passing by. And don't forget about the pretty eyes.
The Red-brocket Deer is quite a champion when it comes to freeze-at-the-spot.
Wildlife photo of the moment: Red-brocket Deer.
About 9 years ago I have never known that Deers do live in Suriname. Let alone see one in real life. When I first spotted a Red-brocket Deer crossing over the airstrip of Kabalebo, my first thought was that it was a stray dog. But there are no stray dogs in the forest far away from civilization.
Quite often seen at the edge while eating some fresh leaves or grass. And most of the time with their back turned. They usually give you this silly look when approached but seconds later they jump into the dense bushes.
Trap cam observation: a mixed couple (Tayra's) spotted.