Off again for the afternoon boat ride.
Iguana (about 2 ft long) with replacement, boneless, tail
Howler monkey, male
Howler monkey, female
Look, no hands!
Black vultures. ‘They’ said that this bird defaecates on its legs to cool itself. As my bird book says this bird has yellow legs, I have to accept that ‘they’ were not kidding.
And then, thanks to boatmen’s walkie-talkies, we came upon Maxime,slowly making his way along the small beach.
And then he froze. For a long time. Clearly he had seen something.
We waited. He waited.
And then in a mad rush there was nothing.
We heard loud barking, just like a dog, the characteristic sound of a capybara who is very unhappy indeed. But he should have been happy: he had escaped.
One very lucky cabybara
And Maxine went to climb out of the river,
before changing his mind, and continuing along the riverside.
We followed. So did lots of others.
… and so did lots of others
The jaguars are really not bothered by human attention, as long as a respectful distance is kept.
In due course Maxime decided to go ‘inland’, showing himself from time to time. Jaguars love the river banks as places to cool off.
We continued on our way, vaguely making for home.
Impossible, almost, not to photograph this endearing animal, the capybara
It is entirely vegetarian
Two young water buffalo, playing. Wild animals, but introduced, not native.
How sweet is that, the youngsters trying to follow their parents up the bank?
Cattle tyrant on Capybara
Juvenile Rufescent tiger heron
Jabiru stork and small chicks
Juvenile Great black-hawk
The sun started to set,
and in due course we rounded the corner, past the ‘cormorant tree’,
Home to roost for the night