Bonito and Pantanal


A 10-day curated Retreat and Photography Workshop Adventure at a small postcard-like isolated city with pristine limpid blue rivers, stalactite-covered caves, and an abyss in Mato Grosso do Sul, and the world's largest freshwater wetland, Pantanal. The most extensive wildlife in South America, including jaguars, giant anteaters, piranha, howler and capuchin monkeys, and green anacondas.Featuring Expert Native Guides, Fine Dining, Local Cuisine, and Authentic Experiences In Local Culture, all wrapped in World Class Photography Instruction.


All-Inclusive 10-Day Photographic Adventure Retreat
 An Immersion in a




Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
4 to 8 participants 
May 14 - 24, 2024
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The town's rich biodiversity offers a unique opportunity to capture rare and exotic species on camera. From exploring the depths of mysterious caves to capturing the beauty of cascading waterfalls, you'll capture moments that will last a lifetime. So get ready to be immersed in the beauty of nature and unleash your creativity through your camera's lens.

One of the most popular attractions in Bonito is the waterfalls. With over 20 waterfalls throughout the town, each one offers a unique opportunity to capture the beauty of nature on camera. Bonito's most famous waterfalls include the Boca da Onca, Ceita Core, and Parque das Cachoeiras.
In addition to the waterfalls, Bonito is also home to some of the most eccentric cave systems in the world. A network of underground rivers and caverns that will humble you to be part of this planet. We'll visit the world-famous Gruta do Lago Azul, Grutas de São Miguel, and Abismo Anhumas. The caves are home to various unique species not found anywhere else in the world, making them a must-visit for us photographers.

Bonito's exotic and rare wildlife houses over 100 species of birds, mammals, and reptiles. With its unparallel natural beauty and being one of Brazil's most stunning natural wonders, Bonito's unique geological features create an environment perfect for photography.
May is the start of the dry season, which runs until September. During this time, the weather is dry and sunny, making it the perfect time to capture the waterfalls when they are at their fullest during this time, and the caves are dry, making them easier to explore.

Nestled in the heart of Brazil lies the picturesque town of Bonito, a hidden ecotourism hub gem waiting to be explored in southern Brazil's Mato Grosso do Sul state. The area is known for being home to some of the world's clearest rivers, such as the Rio da Prata, a snorkeling destination abounding with fish. 


With its stunning unmatched natural beauty, Bonito also boasts an array of breathtaking waterfalls and unique cave systems that make it a photographer's paradise. The Abismo Anhumas is a vast, stalactite-covered cavern that offers abseiling and diving in an underground lake—flocks of macaws nest in the deep, ocher-colored depression Buraco das Araras.





Life in the Pantanal is a thrilling journey that rides the waves of a magnificent ecosystem, pulsating with the seasons like a powerful heartbeat. Each year, intense rainfall engulfs the Pantanal's immense basin, transforming it into an enormous aquatic wonderland. Then, as the deluge gradually recedes, water steadily flows into the Paraguay River, unveiling pools teeming with fish and snails, which lure immense gatherings of egrets, storks, and spoonbills. Even the pantaneiros, the region's spirited cowboys, expertly maneuver their cattle herds in harmony with the water's rhythm.

However, indigenous wildlife extends beyond just birds. Among the Pantanal's most vibrant residents are jaguars, enormous anteaters, piranhas, howlers, capuchin monkeys, and the world's largest snakes—green anacondas. These creatures lurk in marshes and leisurely rivers, hunting wild pigs, deer, and other victims. Contrasting with the Amazon, where dense foliage conceals the scenery, the Pantanal presents its untamed realm like a bustling theater platform filled with high-energy performers.

Similar to the downpours that replenish this immense expanse and the gradually receding deluge, the ceaseless changes of the Pantanal beckon travelers to halt and fully absorb their surroundings. With every sunrise comes a fresh and transformed scenery—a swelling river, a vanishing pond, and the unceasing cycle of existence persists in an eternal rotation. The Pantanal bursts into action the instant you master the art of stillness and contemplation.

Encompassing both a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Pantanal stands as the globe's most expansive tropical wetland, spreading across a massive 70,000 square miles—equivalent to the size of Washington State—right in the heart of South America. 


While Brazil encompasses most of the area, the Pantanal's natural splendor knows no borders, extending into nearby Paraguay and Bolivia. Although the Amazon rainforest to the north frequently steals the spotlight, the Pantanal exuberantly holds the title for the densest wildlife population throughout the continent!


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