The Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga, gavião-preto) is a large bird of prey common in the Pantanal. It's a dietary generalist, feeding on a wide range of prey, including birds. Here we captured the moment when a jacana (Jacana jacana) just escaped the hawk´s attack by a few milliseconds.
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The green-iguana (Iguana iguana, Iguana) is a big, diurnal and arboreal lizard. Well adapted to the Pantanal they can swim submerged using powerful strokes of their long tail. They are primarily herbivorous and have excellent eye-sight.
These animals are a rare but rewarding sighting in the southern Pantanal.