Photographing wildlife in Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil

January 11, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Photographing wildlife in Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Image below: Marcel Huijser photographs a giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Normally, it is a good idea to keep the lens at the eye level of the subject. However, here the tall grasses and herbs required the lens to be a bit higher. The giant anteater is hard to see through the vegetation in the image below! Fortunately there is still sufficient light for a high shutter speed. In fact, the light is nice and warm, not too long before the sun set.

Marcel Huijser photographs a giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, BrazilMarcel Huijser photographs a giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, BrazilMarcel Huijser photographs a giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Normall, it is a good idea to keep the lens at the eye level of the subject. However, here the tall grasses and herbs required the lens to be a bit higher.

Image below: Similar situation but here we have a vegetation that burned two months before. The new fresh green vegetation is not very tall and thick yet. In this particular situation I positioned myself on a rocky ridge that was slightly higher than the surrounding landscape to keep the tripod legs as short as possible (and thus as stable as possible).

Marcel Huijser photographs a giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, BrazilMarcel Huijser photographs a giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, BrazilMarcel Huijser photographs a giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Normall, it is a good idea to keep the lens at the eye level of the subject. Here I positioned myself on a ridge with rocks that was slightly higher than the surrounding land scape to keep the trippod legs as short as possible and thus as stable as possible.

Image below: We go out for a hike with Marcello (Casastra 4x4), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil

We go out for a hike with Marcello (Casastra 4x4), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, BrazilWe go out for a hike with Marcello (Casastra 4x4), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, BrazilWe go out for a hike with Marcello (Casastra 4x4), Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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