Cowboy culture; Congalo, the horse whisperer at the Araras ecolodge in the wetlands of the Pantanal, Mato Grosso region of Brazil on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Patanal-4296

Cowboys and Culture in the Pantanal

The first encounter with cowboys in the pantanal was a father and son rounding up cattle on our way to Mato Grosso wetland. Attempting to segregate a young calf which was being protected by the remainder of the herd, it appeared a game of chess, which the cows seemed to be winning. The cowboy was certainly experienced and his son …

Sunset in the Pantanal at the roosting tree at Araras ecolodge in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Patanal-3827

Postcards from a Pantanal Sunset

Sunset in the Pantanal is a bit special, caimans in the pond and egrets and ibises settling down to roost in for the evening, long before the sun has slipped below the horizon. As this was the first sunset in the Mato Grosso wetland and we enjoyed it sipping aperol spritzers it seemed especially enjoyable. We also shared it with …