'Prized moments that come often': Photographing jaguars of Brazilian Pantanal

 By G Shaheed

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Jaguar in Pantanal Brazil. Photos by Lailson Marques Brazil.

Jaguars in Brazil's Pantanal often 'pose' in front of the cameras of wildlife photographers, helping them click magnificent pictures of the massive wild cats.

Being the world’s largest tropical forest wetland; wildlife photographers flock to this region throughout the year for clicking some amazing pictures.

“Spotting a Jaguar in this region is not all difficult. The big cat, which looks similar to a leopard, is one of the most ‘prized’ catches for a cameraman,” says Lailson Marques, a young and energetic wildlife photographer.

Jaguars can be often found roaming freely in the Pantanal forests. They are swift swimmers as well. At times, they are seen enjoying a dip in the Pantanal lakes. Jaguars are known for hunting crocodile-like creatures called caimans. In most cases, caimans struggle to wriggle out of the sharp teeth of jaguars. A major fight breaks out between the mighty creatures in the process.

Caimans mostly end up losing the battle, allowing jaguars to relish their meats. But at times things take a dramatic turn; for instance, tension intensifies if a caiman manages to escape from the clutches of a jaguar. Such incidents in the wild will provide a hair-raising experience for those who get a chance to witness them.

Jaguar tourism is now on the rise. Tourists are thronging the wildlife destination. The wild cats of Pantanal surprisingly look calm as they pose in front of the camera, unmindful of the intruders into their rightful territory.

Photos by Lailson Marquez from Pantanal:

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