ultramarinus – beyond the sea


We left our lodge at 4am for a morning safari.  We spent the first half of the driving inside the lodge area.  With a strong flashlight, our guide managed to spot many Pantanal rabbits and a fox.  Then we drove off onto the Transpantaneira Highway, and saw some birds and deers.  The surprise came when our guide spotted a small tamandua anteater.  The second highlight came not long after when our guide found us a giant anteater.  We were excited and followed the giant anteater for a while. We returned to the lodge for breakfast.  After a short break, we headed out again, this time on foot.  We did a 2-hour walk in the nearby palm forest.  We saw some monkeys, a tortoise, and armadillo holes, and returned to the lodge with uncounted number of mosquito bites.

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Read other posts on Pantanal, Brazil
Day 9.1 – Trail of Waterfalls, Chapada dos Guimaraes
Day 9.2 – Stone City, Chapada dos Guimaraes
Day 10.1 – Pantanal
Day 10.2 – Transpantaneria Highway, Pantanal
Day 10.3 – Pousada Rio Claro, Pantanal
Day 10.4 – Rio Claro Boat Tour, Pantanal
Day 11.1 – Morning Safari and Forest Walk, Pantanal
Day 11.2 – Rio Claro, Pantanal
Day 12.1 – Morning Walk, Pantanal
Day 12.2 – Pouso Alegre Lodge, Pantanal
Day 12.3 – Afternoon Walk and Evening Safari, Pananal
Day 12.4 – Night of Caimans
Day 13.1 – Farewell Pantanal, Brazil

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South America 2013 – Our Destinations
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil), Pantanal (Brazil), Brasilia (Brazil), Belo Horizonte & Inhotim (Brazil), Ouro Preto (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Paraty (Brazil), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Samaipata & Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Sucre (Bolivia), Potosi (Bolivia), Southwest Circuit (Bolivia), Tilcara, Purmamarca, Salta (Argentina), Cafayate (Argentina), San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), Antofagasta & Paranal Observatory (Chile), Chiloe (Chile), Puerto Varas (Chile), Torres del Paine (Chile), Ushuaia (Argentina), El Chalten (Argentina), El Calafate (Argentina), Isla Magdalena (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Afterthought

2 responses

  1. Iris

    Aren’t anteaters the most awkward looking animal!? In fact, what a strange collection of animals in general! I ❤ Capybaras though. Bring one home for me!

    October 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

  2. cool – seems like a successful walk!

    October 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm

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