Of all the hundreds of spectacular birds that we saw, when I remember our trip to the Pantanal I will always think of the gorgeous hyacinth macaws.
Hyacinths are the largest parrots in the world, reaching lengths of over 3 feet. And this part of the world (west-central South America) is the only place you will find them in the wild.
I awestruck the first time we saw them fly over us! Incredible!!!
At our second lodge, they were often perching in the trees just outside our cottage. I just couldn't get enough photos of them, so I decided to devote a blog post just to these blue beauties who stole my heart.
Feasting on their favorite food, palm nuts, right outside our cottage.
When they waddle along the ground, they are quite comical!
How could you not be charmed by these cuties?! I surely do love me some...