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Wildlife From the World's Largest Wetland

Jill Harness

Spread across the eastern borders of Paraguay and Bolivia along with the western edge of Brazil sits the Pantanal, the world's largest wetlands area. With ten times the space of the everglades, these South American wetlands serves as the home to thousands of animals. In fact, it has the densest concentration of wildlife in South America and is one of the handful of places visitors can see endangered jaguars and hyacinth macaws.

Environmental Graffiti has a great article on the Pantanal that not only features fascinating information, but is accompanied by simply stunning images by professional wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt.