Giant Anteater

I have always wanted to see a giant anteater, because they are just so quirky. I hired an expert guide to help me find them in the Brazilian cerrado (savannah). The day had been relatively cool so the anteaters became active around 4pm, giving us an hour of good light to photograph them. Anteaters rely on hearing rather than eyesight so I quietly approached this female and lay down on the ground to get an eye-level view, emphasising the size of this magnificent animal. I had to wait until she turned exactly the right way, so I could include the whole animal in the frame whilst emphasising the length of her nose and showing the baby on her back.