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Panthera onca paulustris


A male in the wild, crossing the Cuiaba river in the Pantanal. Pantanal is famous for its stunning wildlife and photographic opportunities. And furthermore is home to the highest density of Jaguars in the world! The Panthera onca paulustris is the largest of all nine subespecies. Massive males weight 347 lbs (158 kg), same weight as a female lion or tiger. Here jaguars have lost their fear of humans and provide a unique experience of easy sightings and great photo opportunities. Combined with the Jaguar, other Pantanal and Chapada dos Guimarães possibilities are the Capybara, Crab-eating Raccoon, South-American Coati, Southern Tamandua, Giant Anteater, Black Howler Monkey, Black-striped Capuchin, Crab-eating Fox, Ocelot, Marsh Deer, Giant Otter, Brazilian Tapir and a bunch of endemic birds!

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HazelMarley 7 years ago

Pretty, I didn't know they can swim

Glen Marks
Glen Marks 8 years ago

What a great shot!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Fantastic photo! What a beautiful cat.

KarenL 8 years ago

Fun fact! Jaguars, unlike most cats, are completely at ease in water. They are good swimmers, and hunt fish, turtles, and even caimans.

ShannaB 8 years ago


AlejaPatiño 8 years ago

Amazing pic!!

Fantastic!! Lovely picture and so lucky you spotted it. Thanks for sharing.

Great spoting!

Hi Joshua, many thanks! We have another photos of wild Jaguars on our webpage, please take a look at Regards from Brazil, Jaque and Andy.

HrvojeBrzica 8 years ago

Great shot.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Awesome spotting and great description/info! Are there any other pics of this spotting I can see?

Beautiful !

YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Amazing spot!

MaryL 8 years ago

Amazing Spotting!

DDO 8 years ago

great spotting - close to my hometown!

patty 8 years ago

Wow! It must be fabulous to see this wild beauty crossing the river; lovely jaguar and pictures Andrew and Jaqueline. =)

KarenL 8 years ago

Fabulous photo Andrew & Jaqueline!

Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

remains one of my top 10!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

What a moment..amazing capture..

Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

Oh what a fabulous photo!!! Well done!

Marine Butterfly
Marine Butterfly 9 years ago

Soooooo pretty :P

bayucca 9 years ago

Que Fortuna ;-)...!!

MT, Brazil

Spotted on Aug 12, 2009
Submitted on Oct 15, 2012

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