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Giant Anteater

Image # 1D2_05322

Pantanal, Brazil


Canon 600L/f4 IS with 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/1600 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1325/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


This is one of the most exotic creatures I've encountered, and we saw several of them during our stay in the Pantanal. It was a challenge getting this shot because of the huge swarms of little bugs that would hover around anything in the vicinity! You can see the cloud above the Anteater in the picture above. I would sometimes duck under the tripod to get some temporary relief, as they tended to hover at the highest point of objects. Fortunately, they didn't bite! A few grass stalks across this anteater were cloned out.