Daily Travel Photo: Piranha Line Up

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Daily Travel Photo: Piranha Line Up

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The Set Up

Driving into the Pantanal my driver was apparently in no hurry at all.  He actually stopped on two separate occasions for lunch.  Regardless of the fact that I have no problem eating that much, I wasn’t going to knock back two buffet lunches in one afternoon.  Instead I wandered around the gift shop which ended up being a gold mine of strange and interesting crafts.  At first sight, I thought that these piranhas were handicrafts, but they were real; frozen in time.

The Shot

I was actually giving a fellow passenger a photography lesson when I shot this image.  She was a new DSLR user and had a very good photographic eye, just no idea how to translate that into the best images possible due to a lack of knowledge on how photography actually works.  A problem many people have when the start shooting.  In this photo I was teaching her about depth of field, as the photographers reading can probably tell.

What Did I Miss?

Yesterday I posted a time elapse video of a day in my life.

What’s Next?

I hope you like photo essays, because the next post coming up will be a photo essay from Cerro Cora National Park where I tracked Jaguars and other animals.

Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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