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Catcall
Photograph by Steve Winter

In Brazil’s Pantanal, the world’s biggest wetland and home of the world’s biggest jaguars, wildlife warden Oélio Falcão de Arruda roars into a bucket to call a nearby male. Traditional hunting techniques are key tools for
studying the secretive cats, whose habitat stretches from northern Mexico to northern Argentina.




Camera: EOS-3
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 17-35mm f/2.8L
Speed and F-Stop: 1/4 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Cloudy and warm
Time of Day: Sunrise
Lighting Techniques: Inside bucket, illumination is from Vivitar 285—subject illuminated by Lumidyne with small soft box

Special Equipment or Comments:
I had attempted to photograph Falcão jaguar-calling on a previous trip. But his head in a bucket did not read very well. So I decided to put my normal small flash inside the bucket in order to light the inside of the bucket and his face.


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