Tuesday, 17th June 2008
by Will & Matt B-L
We photographed this spectacled caiman in the north of the Brazilian Pantanal. The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world - approximately 20 times the size of the Florida Everglades. The caiman was hidden away in a thick swampy area. To photograph it, we mounted the camera on a tripod with the legs fully extended. One of us held the tripod by its feet and directed the camera towards the caiman whilst the other trigged the shutter using a remote cord. This allowed us to get the camera on the same level as the caiman and about 1 foot away from the end of its nose!
Will & Matt B-L
We are brothers from the UK with a shared passion for wildlife photography.