It had been four years since my last Brazil tour, and I was so excited to get back and get a taste of the tropical wildlife experience again. This trip was originally slated for 2020, but was pushed back not once, but twice due to COVID. At last, we made it work, and I was joined by an excellent group of past clients for a really fun adventure. This was a longer trip too, as we kicked it off with a scouting extension, during which the group joined me for my first foray into the southern Pantanal. Following that, we started the “main tour” in the Amazon, and then returned to the jaguar-rich northern Pantanal to finish things off.
It’s hard to go wrong with a trip like this, but every trip is different. By the end of our two-and-a-half weeks in Brazil, I felt this was the best bird photography trip I’d ever experienced. We tallied over 200 species (remember, this wasn’t a birding trip… we just happened to count that many while searching for subjects, often mammals, along the way). Among them, several new species for me personally, some rarer species, some spectacular species, and some unique situations in which to photograph them.
I’m discussing birds because I have split the trip into two galleries, as is custom for my longer, more productive outings. You can jump to the archive to view the full Brazil 2022 Birds gallery, or check out the quick preview below.
View the full Brazil 2022 Birds gallery (169 photos)
…and stay tuned for Part 2, Brazil 2022 Wildlife & Scenery, coming soon.
Interested in joining me on my next rainforest adventure? Costa Rica 2023, Borneo 2024, and possibly Brazil Deep Amazon 2025 are on the docket! Learn more on the Workshops & Tours page.