Last month allowed for a quick weekend escape to Bonito in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. I flew with a group of friends to Campo Grande, where we hired two cars and set off towards Jardim to find the Rio da Prata for an afternoon of the most amazing snorkelling in a crystal clear river where big and beautiful fish watched us impassionately, going about their own business.
Originally we had intended to go straight from there to the Buraco das Araras, a sinkhole that is five minutes away, where red-and-green macaws nest and fly around in an outrageous display of colour. But we had lost time on the way to Jardim, so we postponed it to the next morning. Due to the time of day I didn’t expect too many aerial displays, but the birds obliged and allowed for some lovely photography, but not before we were treated to the sight of an armadillo.
Even the normally shy toco toucan was collaborating that morning at the pousada were we stayed in Bonito. This one is apparently a regular visitor and I got some nice photos of it.
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Love the picture of the two macaws – the light is fabulous. I will have to get you to show me how you put your videos together – it makes a great presentation. Love the music – really apt for the topic.
Happy to show you re videos; it really is quite easy as long as you’re willing the edit ruthlessly. The music is always difficult due to copyright issues, so limited choice there, but this worked.
Amazing again Sheila, thank you for sharing your adventures with me! Beautiful fotos and lovely underwater filming. Maybe you could take a picture of the tadpoles in our little pond?
Good luck with the Olympics, you’ll be busy.
Thanks Marisa, it was a fun trip, even if a bit short. As for the tadpoles, just get a GoPro and stick it underwater; you’ll be fine!