16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Ever since I first visited the Pantanal two years ago, I have been dreaming of finding a jaguar in the beautiful and eerie morning mist. During my most recent trip there, we left camp every day at five in the morning and headed straight to Corixo Negro, a small river off the Cuiaba river where morning mist is usually very dense, looking for jaguars. Halfway through the trip, I got my wish. We had been searching the riverbanks for around 15 minutes on a particularly foggy day when Vanderlei, our boat driver, spotted a large male walking by the river.
© Michel Zoghzoghi.
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||Nov. 17, 2018, 5 a.m.
||Canon EOS-1D X Mark II