From the Amazon and the Pantanal
Later in the afternoon, we took one last trip via canoe up a tributary, and besides observing the many birds, we were treated to squirrel monkeys, giant sloths and many caiman but the best was the pink and grey dolphins who put on a show herding fish by circling them, forcing the terrified fish into an ever tightening mass, and then the dolphins began a feeding frenzy.
Awaking early to the sounds of a chorus of birds, we mounted horses for a trail ride through a variety of landscapes towards a distant lake to meet our boat to return to the lodge. Along the way numerous species of birds and monkeys were seen. Fortunate to be here at the beginning of the rainy season, most of the land we traversed will be under 6 - 10 feet of water in the coming months. In the afternoon, we took to canoes and paddled along the shoreline looking at the natural beauty of the Pantanal.