Called botos in Brazil, the freshwater dolphins of the Amazon appear to glow orange when navigating the river basin’s tea-colored brew of silt and rotting vegetation. Out of water they’re pale grey, with some marked in pink.
Photograph by Sharmy Francis, My Shot
One of the world's greatest cataracts shatters the Iguazu River between Argentina and Brazil. Ancient lore has it that a deity planned to marry an aborigine woman, but when she fled with her lover in a canoe down the Iguazu, the angry god sliced the river and damned the lovers to an eternal fall.
Caimans in the Pantanal
Photograph by Joel Sartore
Crocodilian caimans are a ubiquitous presence in the Pantanal, a wetland that lies primarily in Brazil. Ten million caimans crowd Pantanal waters, so many that their numbers stayed healthy even when poachers claimed perhaps a million a year in the 1980s. The hides supplied the market for inexpensive crocodile-skin accessories.
Photograph by Nicolas Reynard
An aerial view of the Amazon Basin reveals the cursive meandering of the Itaquai River. The headwaters of the Itaquai and the adjacent Jutai River are situated in one of the most remote and uncharted places left on the planet, home to some of Brazil’s remaining pockets of isolated indigenous tribes.
Close-Up of a toucan
Photograph by F. Lukasseck
The toco toucan, a native of South America’s tropical forests, is one of the world’s most recognizable birds. Its oversize, orange-yellow bill is six to nine inches (15 to 22 centimeters) long, about a third of the bird’s entire length and useful as a feeding tool.fashioninn4us.blogspot.com