Jaguar (Panthera onca) on the river bank, Rio Cuiaba, Pantanal, Brazil.
The Jaguar is the third largest cat in the world and the only one indigenous to the Americas. It is larger and heavier than the African leopard with a more powerful bite that can go through the skull of a caiman.
Its status is near threatened due to habitat loss and conflicts with ranchers. Jaguar populations in this remote Pantanal region of Brazil are still fairly healthy.