Hyacinth macaw at sunrise (best larger)
The hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) is the largest of the macaws and is an endangered species. A family of wild birds lived a short walk from my hotel in the Pantanal, but they wouldn't tolerate a close approach and flew off screeching alarm calls everytime we came within photo distance of the tree. Early yesterday morning before sunrise I very carefully and very slowly snuck up to the tree where they were nesting and managed to get a few shots, including of this juvenile, as the sun first hit the tree. They flew off as they usually do to feed after sunrise with no alarm calls, so I didn't disturb their natural behaviour.
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