Jacanas to Jaguars...the Pantanal has it All
2404 Loring Street, San Diego, CA 92109
The Pantanal is one of our planet's most spectacular wetland systems. It is the world’s largest freshwater wetland, a seasonally flooded plain fed by the tributaries of the Paraguay River. At 68,000 square miles, it is almost 10 times the size of the Everglades. Located in the upper Paraguay River basin, the Pantanal straddles Brazil’s border with Bolivia and Paraguay. About 80 percent of the Pantanal is in Brazil. The Pantanal is also one of the world’s most productive habitats. Annual floods, fed by tropical rains, create a giant nursery for aquatic life, including 260 species of fish. The area attracts bird watchers from all over the world with its 650 bird species, including jacanas, cormorants, egrets, herons, hyacinth macaws, ibis, jabiru storks and roseate spoonbills. Mammals are also well represented with the mighty Jaguar being the king of this jungle! Photographer Roy Toft has been visiting this region for many years and will take you on a visual journey through this amazing place...... inspiring you to look at your calendar and start planning for your own adventure in the Pantanal!
Roy Toft is an award-winning wildlife photographer committed to documenting rare and endangered species. Roy's photographs advance conservation efforts globally, in part through his work with the International League of Conservation Photography (ILCP), where he is a founding fellow. His work has been featured in publications including National Geographic, Audubon, Discover, Smithsonian, and Wildlife Conservation. Roy has received top honors in the most prestigious competitions in his genre including the London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature's Best. In 2007, Roy won first place and the Gerald Durrell Award for endangered species in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Roy's striking wildlife images are also available worldwide through stock agencies including the National Geographic Image Collection, Oxford, Okapia, and Getty Images. Roy also leads several tours and photo workshops to destinations including Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Alaska.
Roy makes his home set on ten acres in mountainous north county San Diego, California with his wife Robin and three Labrador Retrievers (Beau, Summer and Tundra). Roy enjoys essentially everything active and out in nature, including hiking with the dogs, surfing, and mountain biking. His favorite pastime when not traveling for photography is designing and cultivating his extensive garden, inspired by South African flora, including a wide variety of aloes and other exotic plants.http://www.toftphoto.com/
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