PEEC: Experience Southwestern Brazil Wildlife

Bob Walker
 
PEEC News:

Learn about the unique and exotic wildlife of southwestern Brazil from two photographers who made the trip last summer, in a free program at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12.

Bob Walker and Martin Cooper will share photos and stories about the wildlife they saw on their journey. Animals featured in their talk will be jaguars, caiman, giant river otters, capybara, giant anteaters, ocelot, Southern tamandua, and many species of birds.

Martin Cooper

In July 2014, Bob and Laurie Walker traveled with Martin and Bev Cooper to southwestern Brazil to photograph wildlife. The first phase of the trip was to the Northern Pantanal region, which is a large floodplain, although they were there in the “dry” season. Here they were guided by a professional photographer, Roy Toft, on one of his photo expeditions.

The second phase of the trip was to Iguassu Falls, an extraordinary set of cataracts near the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The third phase of the trip was to Bonito and the Sothern Pantanal region.

Bob Walker has lived in Los Alamos for over thirty years, and has been a hobbyist photographer for the last 25 years, covering sporting events, nature, and wildlife. More recently, he has been interested in photography of birds, North American and across the world.

Martin Cooper has also been a resident of Los Alamos since the 1970s, and his photography interests have taken him to every corner of the globe. His wildlife photos feature birds and mammals, and emphasize the habitat and behavioral character of his subjects.

No advance registration is required for this event. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit http://www.pajaritoeec.org/takewing/events.php or contact the organization at Programs@PajaritoEEC.org or 505.662.0460.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC maintains a nature center, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $20. To learn more, visit http://www.pajaritoeec.org/ .

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