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The Pantanal – Jabiru Storks

First light on the Jabiru Stork nest.  Three young ones watching the adult fly about.

First Light on the Jabiru nest
© 2019 Bob Harvey

© 2019 Diane Kelsay

© 2019 Diane Kelsay

© 2019 Diane Kelsay

© 2019 Diane Kelsay

 

This young one thinks flying looks like fun, getting restless.
© 2019 Diane Kelsay

WooHoo, flying!
© 2019 Diane Kelsay

Coming in for a landing.
© 2019 Diane Kelsay

The adult takes off again to find some goodies to bring back.

Adult heading to the marshy area.
© 2019 Diane Kelsay

Returning with goodies from the marsh.
© 2019 Bob Harvey

Our guide tells us they bring back wet vegetation, adding it to the nest to cool it down.  It also has some good stuff to eat like fish and snails.

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Enjoying a fish for breakfast.
© 2019 Bob Harvey

© 2019 Diane Kelsay

© 2019 Diane Kelsay

© 2019 Diane Kelsay

The Jabiru is the tallest flying bird in South and Central America. Come join us in 2021 to photograph this nest and other Jabiru sightings in the Pantanal of Brazil.

Link to our Pantanal Wild Photography Adventure

 

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Iguazu Falls Photography Adventure

This is my last post, before beginning the long journey home from Iguazu Falls on the Argentina/Brazil border.  Tonight we will make one more visit to Devil’s Throat by full moonlight.  Then tomorrow morning we will transfer to our first flight.

Last night, under nearly clear skies, we made our way out to the very brink of one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.  By moonlight it seems even more powerful – and certainly louder!  It is very clear that if one fell into this falls – there is no coming back!

Moonlight on Devil's Throat, Iguazu Falls© 2013 Bob Harvey

Moonlight on Devil’s Throat, Iguazu Falls
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Looking downstream along Devil's Throat from the brink under a full moon.© 2013 Bob Harvey

Looking downstream along Devil’s Throat from the brink under a full moon.
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Devi's Throat by full moon.© 2013 Bob Harvey

Devi’s Throat by full moon.
© 2013 Bob Harvey

The real problem with photographing for days at Iguazu Falls is NOT that you run out of things to photograph – it’s that you can only share a small percentage of the many compositions that you create.  Here are a last few – but know that for every image I have shared, there are 50 compositions that are equally exciting!  This is truly a photographer’s paradise!

Brink of falls in the mist.  Look carefully and find several other waterfalls!© 2013 Bob Harvey

Brink of falls in the mist. Look carefully and find several other waterfalls!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Chico Falls plunging into a sunlit pool at 1/8000 of a second!© 2013 Bob Harvey

Chico Falls plunging into a sunlit pool at 1/8000 of a second!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

A vertical rainbow - with the shadow of the photographer.© 2013 Bob Harvey

A vertical rainbow – with the shadow of the photographer.
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Intense rainbow at the base of a falls.© 2013 Bob Harvey

Intense rainbow at the base of a falls.
© 2013 Bob Harvey

I could go on and on!  But this give you an idea of the fun we’ve been having.  I hope everyone gets a chance to photograph this set of falls someday.  We would love to be your guides when you do!  Thank you.  Bob

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Iguazu Falls Photography Adventure

One of the fun parts of waterfall photography is the brink itself.  Water throws itself over the edge – the behavior is much the same whether the falls is 15 feet or several hundred feet.  Here at Iguazu Falls, there are several opportunities to witness the brink – and sometimes to combine it with other falls or even rainbows!

There is amazing action at the brink - I wish everyone could see these images full sized to really appreciate the detail!© 2013 Bob Harvey

There is amazing action at the brink – I wish everyone could see these images full sized to really appreciate the detail!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Looking down 100 feet to the next brink below!© 2013 Bob Harvey

Looking down 100 feet to the next brink below!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Stop the action and it is quite dramatic!© 2013 Bob Harvey

Stop the action and it is quite dramatic!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Maybe the water is afraid of the fall - and is doing everything it can to stay on top!© 2013 Bob Harvey

Maybe the water is afraid of the fall – and is doing everything it can to stay on top!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Line up a rainbow, and it looks like another world!© 2013 Bob Harvey

Line up a rainbow, and it looks like another world!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

The rainbows even wrap around the brink!© 2013 Bob Harvey

The rainbows even wrap around the brink!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Everything in this post was captured at a very high shutter speed.  Some of the exposures simply would not have been possible before the advent of 14 bit cameras that enabled better noise management.  This is an amazing time to be exploring the planet with a camera!  Bob

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Iguazu Falls Photography Adventure

Sunset from the Brazil side of Iguazu Falls© 2013 Bob Harvey

Sunset from the Brazil side of Iguazu Falls
© 2013 Bob Harvey

When the sun drops below the horizon, the exposure times get long, and the light changes colors.  Iguazu Falls takes on a completely different look!

Looking upstream along the Iguazu River after sunset.© 2013 Bob Harvey

Looking upstream along the Iguazu River after sunset.
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Power turns to grace.  The coffee color of the water contrasts with the white froth of the churning.  The falls take on an entirely different complexion.

Grace and beauty.© 2013 Bob Harvey

Grace and beauty.
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Last light, at least from the sun...© 2013 Bob Harvey

Last light, at least from the sun…
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Caramel colors and smooth lines.  Looking at this you can't even hear the thunder!© 2013 Bob Harvey

Caramel colors and smooth lines. Looking at this you can’t even hear the thunder!
© 2013 Bob Harvey

Whether you interpret these falls as having power or grace, this is an amazing place to visit and photograph.  There are so many waterfalls in this complex that would, elsewhere, constitute a reason for a national park on their own.  Here you can almost overlook falls that would steal your heart elsewhere.

 

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