Southern Tamandua

This is a small anteater that I photographed in July in Brazil’s southern Pantanal. While they range in size from about 13 to 35 inches (34 to 88 cm) in body length, this one was small. It was the closest living thing I have ever seen to a child’s stuffed animal. It is classed as a “threatened” species due to hunting and habitat loss. Sony a9 with Sony 100-400mm lens at 265mm, f/8 at 1/1250th, ISO 640.

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I just love the eye contact and the front paw, he seems to have a nice coat.
I like the pose but would have preferred lower POV.

Hi Jagdeep, I agree a lower POV would have been better but as I recall, I was as low as my 77-year-old knees would allow!!:slightly_smiling_face: