It should be no surprise that wetlands attract birds, but we couldn’t believe the diversity and variety of birds we saw in the Pantanal in Brazil. From huge storks to small kingfishers the area was a birders heaven. Each night at dinner an older British couple sat with their private guide going over the new species they saw that day and playing back the recordings of its song. I have always liked birds, but spending time in the wetlands of Brazil really made me appreciate their grace and beauty. I love this picture because it captures the peace we had gliding through the water.
I'm an adventurer and a fun loving spirit. I'll do almost anything once for the experience, well within reason. I love mountain biking, hiking and swimming. I compete in adventure races, but I'm also a complete nerd and love to read. I try to live my life without regrets, in the words of Ferris Bueller, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. "