Ocelot's Kingdom

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Leonardo Merçon

During the course of my project at the Terra Institute in Minas Gerais, I found out that wild ocelots are habiting this area in reforestation. It took me about five months to identify its current territory, leaving me with the difficulty of getting it in front of my camera. I installed a surveillance camera in a tree, set up my camera and waited a few hundred meters down the road with my eyes never leaving the surveillance camera image on my laptop. The ocelot approached slowly, climbing the tree trunk looking around. That was when I made the picture.

Location: Aimorés, Minas Gerais, Brazil


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