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Gunnar Engblom
Works at Kolibri Expeditions
Attended Stockholms universitet
Lives in Lima, Peru
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Of 23 Grebes, 3 have gone extinct the last 40 years. Happy to see our Junin Grebe (CR) project is gaining recognition on various blogs. Check it out!
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We spent 32 minutes with this Jaguar during our tour in the Brazilian Pantanal in September last year. Lots of good opportunities to photography this water loving cat.
On this hot day with 40 degrees temperature we saw no less than 4 jaguars, 7 Giant Otters and 2 Tapirs. Marvelous. Pantanal is truly the best place in South America for wildlife.

#Pantanal #Birding #Wildlife #Jaguar #"Panthera onca"
#Brazil #nature #photography
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Here is a short video of the same Jaguar taken a few minutes earlier. https://youtu.be/aoeyNMpQvrk and another still of the same jaguar fishing https://plus.google.com/+GunnarEngblom/posts/Wr7rqAKhT2k



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Fantastic day in the Pantanal on Sep 2, 2015 with 4 Jaguar, 7 Giant Otters and 2 Tapirs. And a lot of nice birds too. 

We are doing a new Pantanal trip in August 2016. 
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#pantanal   #birding   #Jaguar   #birdwatching   #Tapir   #giantOtter   #Brazil   #NaturePhotography   #birdphotography   #KolibriExpeditions  
 
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We were looking at Rusty-backed Spinetail in a secluded creek in the Brazilian Pantanal, when the motorista tapped my shoulder and said: “Onça” (Jaguar in Brazilian Portuguese!). Turning around a male jaguar was walking alongside on the other side of the creek, probably less than 10 m away. I had to compress my 150-600mm Sigma lens to about 300mm in order for the jaguar to fit in the frame. These are the first shots - got some better ones later.

Amazing experience! We are doing a new Pantanal trip in August 2016.

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#Pantanal #jaguar #KolibriExpeditions #birding #birdwatching #Brazil #naturephotographers #birdphotography #nature #animalia +Animalia https://plus.google.com/110354967023868605263 curated by +Adelphe BACHELET

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Do you know anyone who is looking for a short birding trip over Thanksgivings? Nov 25-29. To be combined wth the Last Lima Pelagic Nov 23 and some Lima birding on Nov 24. Let him/her know about this splendid new trip! Thanks for sharing. #Manu   #Thanskgiving    #getaway   #birdwatching   #peru  
A short trip over only 5 days to sample some of the best birding in South America. Immensely diverse and loads of hummingbirds.
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Surfbird, just barely above the swell. Photographed at Callao, Lima - on a Kolibri Expeditions pelagic.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II,
Sigma 150-600mm lens - full extension 600mm
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White-crowned Pigeon is one of my favorite columbids. Leaving for Panama on Friday!
 
It is not too late! Come to Tranquilo Bay Lodge in Bocas del Toro Panama this October for some of the best bird, wildlife, and nature photography in the world. $1675 all inclusive (only international airfare extra). Point and Shoot camera friendly. Expert photo help. This shot of a White Crowned Pigeon was taken right off the deck at the lodge! Caribbean Islands, Rain forest, coral reefs, white sand beaches. A tropical paradise. For more info and complete itinerary, visit http://psnp.lightshedder.com/?page_id=808
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We have started a campaign for the Critically Endangered Junin Grebe. Please help sharing this project with your friends.  Thanks!
The Junin Grebe may go extinct before any one realizes what is going on. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Thanks to you Adam. Much appreciated.  Please share, where applicable. That helps almost as much!
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This cat is not afraid of water. Jaguar fishing in the Pantanal. We had a fantastic day in the Pantanal last year with 4 Jaguars, 7 River Otters, 2 Tapirs and several Capibaras seen. Best time to go is between July and September (dry - and VERY HOT season with days up to 40 degrees centigrades - 104F).
 
Jaguar fishing. Pantanal, Brazil, Sep 2, 2015.
Tour with Kolibri Expeditions.
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We were looking at Rusty-backed Spinetail in a secluded creek in the Brazilian Pantanal, when the motorista tapped my shoulder and said: “Onça” (Jaguar in Brazilian Portuguese!). Turning around a male jaguar was walking alongside on the other side of the creek, probably less than 10 m away. Lots of still photos were taken.and then the Jaguar got into the water and swam across to the other side of the creek. Here is a short clip from this wonderful experience.

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A lot of splits are pending. A lot of new birds are un-named. How long shall we wait? Birders want More Birds!
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Fantastic Pelagic with Dutch BirdingBreaks from Lima yesterday organized by Kolibri Expeditions www.kolibriexpeditions.com. Here are some of the highlights.
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+Peter Jones +finch wench Unfortunately it seems it will be the last Lima Pelagic on Nov 23 as the owner of the boats does not want to go to pelagic waters any more. 
If you can spread the word about the next pelagic I'd be grateful. 
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Bird Tour Operator Birdwatching guide
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  • Kolibri Expeditions
    Bird Tour Operator Birdwatching guide, 1998 - present
  • Posten deltid, lördagar
    brevbärare, sorterare, 1975 - 1986
  • Temaresor
    reseledare, guide, 1987 - 2000
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Lima, Peru
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Solna, Sweden - Tensta
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Currently doing my second life.
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Birder, biologist, runner, post-punkrocker, owner, manager and guide of Kolibri Expeditions based in Lima, Peru. Blogging about birding, threatened birds, conservation, eco-tourism, Social media for birders, and lots of photos.
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  • Stockholms universitet
    Biology, 1983 - 1987
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