Photo Trip Brazil: Pantanal
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- Ages 10 and up
One of the greatest treasures in the World and one of the hotspots in Brazil: the Pantanal. It has a privileged geographical position on the map, right in the heart of South America, in the middle of the tropical rainforest, surrounded by Caatinga and Cerrado. Almost all the Brazilian fauna is present.
The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world. With an area of about 250,000 square kilometers (roughly the area of Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Portugal together) the Pantanal extends through Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil with around 62% in Brazil, in the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. Inserted in the central part of the basin in the north of Paraguay, the Pantanal is surrounded and flooded regularly by the Paraguay river and its many tributaries in the region and impresses with extensive wetlands and wild nature - since 2000 World Heritage by Unesco and protected nature “World Biosphere Reserve”.
Let me take you to a photographic journey through the Pantanal! [more]
Keywords: Pantanal, Brazil, South America, Hotspot, nature, swamp, UNESCO, world heritage, biodiversity, animals, tropical, exotic, native rain forest, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Bolivia, Uruguay, Toucans, hummingbirds, emus, parrots, pumas, jaguars, ozelot, alligator, maned wolves, tapirs, armadillos, capybaras, snakes, racoons, Jabiru, Miranda, Taquari, Pocone, Buriti palm, Barão de Melgaço, Pantanal National Park Parna [more]