As a wildlife- and nature photographer it’s great to live in a country like Brazil. Over the last decade Recife was my base to start many trips, expeditions and holidays to the beautiful national parks and reserves in Brazil where I gathered most of my images.
Unfortunately in August 2014, for various reasons, we decided to move back to the Netherlands. For that reason it’s been a while since I’ve uploaded an image with a Brazilian touch.
My original intention to create this site however was to share the wonderful diversity of the beautiful Brazilian animal kingdom. I frequently travelled to the Pantanal and Amazone region and visited numerous other national parks or reserves all over the country. With my pictures I hope to get more attention for these animals, particularly for the unfortunately many, critically endangered species as for example the spotted jaguar or Northern Muriqui. While travelling through these nature reserves I’ve visited fantastic projects and initiatives where hardworking professionals, students and volunteers make a lot of effort to try to change the tide for these endangered species.
Sometimes there is a success story like for example the Golden Lion Tamarin. These beautiful primates only occur in the Atlantic rainforest of Rio de Janeiro state. Around 1970 the total population was estimated at about 200. Now, 40 years later, thanks to the Associação Mico-leão-dourado who is protecting their habitat and using re-introduction programs the current population is estimated at 1700. It was a fantastic experience to visit the National Park Poço das Antes to spend a day between these wonderful monkeys.
Click herefor some photos of the Golden Lion Tamarin. I hope you enjoy my images. For inquiries, remarks or any other comment please contact me on the contact page. Thank you for visiting my website. Bart
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