After a few weeks without having a proper bath in the housing, I decided to give it a go in the old Jaguareguava river, close to Bertioga, in São Vicente area, São Paulo.
The last time I’ve been there was in October (check the post here!), and the water was in easy 27C’s.
This time that was not the case, reaching 15C ,in some places. That’s not the recommended for a 3mm suit. Anyway, I was decided to try a new ” base layer”.. so, was ready for a few shakes.
The weather was also good, for macro shootings: lots of clounds and zero chance of meeting anyone up on the river.
The subject of the day were the shrimps, a generic term for some decapod crustaceans. Mostly known for their salty friends, they also exists in freshwater. There are many species native from Brazil, and they only live in places with hight quality water; so they might not be in danger, but they enviroinment is, for sure.
This tiny creatures are very overlooked and most people don’t even imagine that they exist! The small ones are translucent and usually have lots of colorfull details. The bigger are usually darker and with intricate paterns.
Enyalius catenatus, is a camaleon from the atlantic forest, Brazil.
The males can change their colors from intene leaf green to almost dark brown.
Their are considered a sensible specie and depends of the conservation of the remais fragments of the atlantic forest.
This was was shoot at RPPM Serra Bonita, as part of an article for National Geographic Brazil.
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#wildlife #lizzard #camaleon #nature #atlanticforest#brazil #tourism
Savannahs is by far the most un expected biome in Brazil. The place that everything can happen: you start a hick in the middle of a open field..
Try to convince your partner that you are actually going to find water…
In the Savannahs, 75% of the life lives IN the ground, to avoid the heat. The plant’s are really different and adapted to the conditions.
You need to be ready to dive in pools, and rapids, since the fish stay most of the time IN the rapids
More to follow ;)
Saira Miliar, Tangara cyanocephala, at the Serra Bonita reserve, #Bahia.
The name, “tangara” comes from the ancient Tupi idiom and means: dancer with dark blue head.
They are easy to spot and fly in small groups.
It’s a very common specie and is spread all over the remains of the Atlatic forest, around 7%.
#wildlife #birdwatching #ecology#outdoorphotography
You can hear him singing here
” Brazilian Lepidoptera ”
A new project in collaboration with Uiraçu Institute.
Based in south Bahia, the institute helps - by the means of a particular wildlife reserve , or RPPM - to preserve the atlatic forest.
Based in Serra Bonita, closed to the city of Camacan, they host the biggest lepidoptera collection of south america moths, with around 33.000 different species!
#wildlife #macro #lepidoptera #macrophotography#zoology