If you visit the Brazilian Pantanal, you're guaranteed to see wildlife. After all, the Pantanal is the largest continuous wetland on the planet, growing to be about half the size of France during the rainy season. With hundreds of looming black caimans, slithering yellow anacondas, plentiful capybaras, colorful hyacinth macaws, there is no shortage of life in this vast area.
When I visited the Brazilian Pantanal, I felt like I was traveling to another world. Water is everywhere, and it defines life for the animals, birds, and reptiles. The ranchers who live here are in sync with the region, and have a deep understanding of the annual rhythms that are centered around the rainy season.