Jaguar Lake

So extraordinary it almost defies description.

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The ultimate Jaguar destination.

Jaguar Lake, Pantanal, Brazil.
All photos were taken by Luke Massey and Katie Stacey at Jaguar Lake in late September 2017.

 

A once-in-a-century discovery

 

All of the top, most spectacular, most iconic mammals of tropical South America

Once in a century, a wildlife site appears that is so extraordinary it almost defies description. Jaguar Lake is such a place. It offers all of the top, most spectacular, most iconic mammals of tropical South America, all cheek-by-jowl.  All you have to do is sit and wait, sipping iced drinks while keeping cool in the tropical heat by wearing our unique, custom-made, ice vest. Researchers led by Dr. Charles A. Munn, our scientific advisor and one of the world’s leading conservation biologists, not only discovered this site but discovered why it draws such an amazing cast of thirsty characters. During the driest period each year in the Pantanal, namely from 1 August to 20 October, Jaguar Lake is the only clean body of water in an area of parched savanna and woodland covering 30 square kilometers (12 square miles).

 

 

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Highly visible mammals.

Jaguar Lake, Pantanal, Brazil.
Map: Arcana Mundi Expeditions. Jaguars of Brazil’s Pantanal.

 

Perfect photo opportunities

Jaguar Lake is set deep within the southern half of the 17,000-hectare (42,000-acre) Santana Ranch, 12 kilometers (7 miles) south of the Piquirí River. Because of the grassy margin around the lake’s entire edge, the mammals are highly visible, creating perfect photo opportunities.

 

 

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A parade of charismatic vertebrates.

Jaguar Lake, Pantanal, Brazil.
Photography: Luke Massey and Katie Stacey. Jaguars of Brazil’s Pantanal.

 

Mesmerizing reflections

The lake’s still, dark surface makes for mesmerizing reflections of the parade of charismatic vertebrates that come to the water’s edge daily during the period from 1 August to 20 October.

 

 

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Interactions between Jaguars and other iconic mammals.

Jaguar Lake, Pantanal, Brazil.
Photography: Luke Massey and Katie Stacey. Jaguars of Brazil’s Pantanal.

 

Tapirs, Giant Anteaters, Marsh Deer and White-lipped Peccaries

On most days, photographers record interactions between Jaguars and other iconic mammals, such as Tapirs, Giant Anteaters, Marsh Deer and White-lipped Peccaries.

 

 

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Wildlife habituated to human observers.

Jaguar Lake, Pantanal, Brazil.
Photography: Luke Massey and Katie Stacey. Jaguars of Brazil’s Pantanal.

 

Spectacular mammals engaging in their natural activities

All of the thirsty wildlife is not only present but already habituated to human observers. Thanks to years of protection offered by a partnership between our scientific advisor and the visionary ranch owners, you will be able to photograph Jaguar Lake’s spectacular mammals as they engage, unafraid, in their natural activities.

 

 

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Total privacy.

Jaguar Lake, Pantanal, Brazil.
Photography: Luke Massey and Katie Stacey. Jaguars of Brazil’s Pantanal.

 

An exclusive concession to develop and manage ecotourism

Our photographer guests enjoy total privacy, as the lake sits in the middle of the Santana Ranch’s 17,000 hectares (42,000 acres), and our scientific advisor has an exclusive concession to develop and manage ecotourism on the entire property. Each visit to Jaguar Lake is restricted to just one guest or that guest and one traveling companion.

 

 

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For the most discerning, demanding photographers.

Jaguar Lake, Pantanal, Brazil.
Photography: Luke Massey and Katie Stacey. Jaguars of Brazil’s Pantanal.

 

Be among the select few to visit Jaguar Lake: the ultimate Jaguar destination

We are taking reservations from a select few of the most discerning, demanding photographers to visit this land-locked lake during the period from 1 August to 20 October 2018 and from 1 August to 20 October 2019. Jaguar Lake may be added to a private Jaguar Extreme or booked separately. Accompanied by your guide, the ultimate Jaguar destination will be for you alone or for you and your traveling companion. The cost of adding Jaguar Lake is $2,215 per night for one guest or $1,885 per person per night for two guests. The minimum stay is three nights. If you book Jaguar Lake separately from the Jaguar Extreme, there is an additional cost of $1,050 for a privately-guided, round-trip transfer by vehicle and boat between Cuiabá and Jaguar Lake. Travel time is seven hours each way, with many photo opportunities along the Transpantaneira Road, the Cuiabá River and the Piquirí River. Kindly note that accommodations during the first season, in 2018, will be comfortable but not luxurious. If you require luxurious accommodations, we recommend that you wait until the 2019 season. For further information, contact Arcana Mundi Expeditions to discuss the details of your visit with our scientific advisor.

 

 

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Clearly, Jaguar Lake has it all.

Jaguar Lake, Pantanal, Brazil.
Photography: Luke Massey and Katie Stacey. Jaguars of Brazil’s Pantanal.

 

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