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Tough Prey
Photograph by Steve Winter

A tapir peeks through the brush in Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park, a protected rain forest on the Pacific coast. Weighing as much as 700 pounds (320 kilograms), tapirs provide an ample supply of meat for jaguars, though their sheer size sometimes makes them a difficult kill.



Camera: EOS-A2
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 17-35mm f/2.8L
Speed and F-Stop: 1/2 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Sunny and over 105°F (42°C) and very humid—hotter than the hinges of hell
Time of Day: 10 a.m.
Lighting Techniques: Vivitar 285 at 1/8 power





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