Brazilian wildlife: Giant anteater, Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais

November 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Brazilian wildlife: Giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais.

Photographing giant anteaters in the cerrado (Brazilian savannah) can be difficult. There are always shrubs, herbs and grasses in the way! However, the vegetation can also help an image become more interesting. It can increase the "suspense" and "excitement" as you observe the animal through the vegetation. The only trouble is that you need to be persistent, you need to make lots of images, and you have to have some luck as most of these images do not turn out well. The face of the animal, especially the eye, should ideally be unobstructed. Fortunately giant anteaters typically allow photographers enough time to make the image they are after!

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Giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, BrazilGiant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, BrazilGiant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil (vulnerable, IUCN 2014)


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