Tapir, Pantanal, Brazil by Izalete Tavares

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When I was 22 years old, I went to the Brazilian Pantanal for the first time. The year was 2018, and I was feeling like a kid in Disneyland. I took a van to go to a farm in the heart of the Pantanal, and when I was close to arriving, I saw her - the first tapir of my life. She was in a big muddy puddle, not moving too much, just enjoying the water. The light was not the best at the time, it was the end of the afternoon, but I knew my camera and lens well, so i enjoyed the moment and I took my best tapir photo on this day. Still today, I think a lot about this tapir, the moment was perfect and magical, like the things that happen in the Pantanal.

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