Some of the incredible birds, animals and landscapes of the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland and area of outstanding beauty in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Toco toucan (Frans Lanting/Robert Harding)

Toco toucan, Ramphastos toco, Pantanal, Brazil

Lagoons during dry season (Frans Lanting/Robert Harding)

Lagoons during dry season (aerial), Pantanal, Brazil

Yacare caiman on riverbank (Frans Lanting/Robert Harding)

Yacare caiman on riverbank, Caiman yacare, Pantanal, Brazil

Toco Toucan at moonset (Ingo Schulz/Robert Harding)

Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco), at moonset, Pantanal, Brazil, South America

Collared Peccary (Jurgen & Christine Sohns/Flpa/Robert Harding)

Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu), adult, walking, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, South America

Jabiru (Fritz Poelking/age fotostock/Robert Harding)

Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria), Pantanal, Brazil

Jabiru eating a piranha (Fritz Polking/Okapia/Robert Harding)

jabiru eating fish prey head with open beak and piranha storks stork Pantanal Brazil South America

Nanday parakeets (Art Wolfe/Robert Harding)

Nanday parakeets, Pantanal, Brazil

Giant otter swimming (Frans Lanting/Robert Harding)

Giant otter swimming in water, Pteronura brasiliensis, Pantanal, Brazil

Green-billed Toucan (Jurgen & Christine Sohns/Robert Harding)

Green-billed Toucan or Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus), adult, portrait, Pantanal, Brazil, South America

Ferruginous Pygmy-owl (Jurgen & Christine Sohns/Robert Harding)

Ferruginous Pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum), adult bird on a branch, Pantanal, Brazil, South America

Water-lilies (Frank Krahmer/Robert Harding)


Water buffalo (Bernd Rohrschneider/Okapia/Robert Harding)

Hyacinth macaw (Frans Lanting/Robert Harding)

Hyacinth macaw, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, Pantanal, Brazil

Giant water lily (Frans Lanting/Robert Harding)

Giant water lily, Victoria regia, Pantanal, Brazil

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