Tree Rider - © Brian Ingram 2014
The only non-aquatic wildlife that I saw while in the Amazon (other than birds, tons of those). We were sitting in our boat, on the backs of the Amazon eating lunch when this guys start coming towards us. He moved through the trees making all sorts of racket, dad and I thought from the sound there would be a bunch of them, but it was only this guy, or at least only this guy that we saw. The guide said it was probably just him as well.
If you think your family cat is nimble and agile, you have not seen anything… This guy moved in constant fluid motions, and that tail allowed him to turn on a dime. Very cool to see how they act in the wild versus how they act in the zoo. I had a hard time shooting him due to the movement of the boat in the water, the available light, and his constant movement. I had to increase the ISO to 1600 to have any chance at stopping his movement. I was shooting with an un-stabilized 70-300 on the 7D at 300, really 450 on that camera, at 5.6. This was one of a couple of images that i found acceptable.