Daily Travel Photo: Walk like a Stick-gyptian

Walk like a Stick-gyptian

Daily Travel Photo: Walk like a Stick-gyptian

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The Set Up

I had a series adventure in Cerro Cora National Park in Paraguay.  I was all alone, it was 40 degree weather with the humidity up near 90%.  And to top things off I was following fresh tracks from a Jaguar.  I have a great story to go along with my solo jaguar tracking but it has been bought by a publisher.  I will try to break down the story for you later and provide you to a link of the full article when it’s up.  But for now, you’re going to have to settle for pictures from my trek.  This one from my favourite bug family: the stick insects.

The Shot

They shoot your subject from eye level.  That takes a whole new challenging meaning when your subject is just a couple of inches from the ground.  However, if you want the best results, you are going to have to get your knees dirty, and in this case your chest as well.  I shot this with my 70-200mm f4L lens at 200mm.  I would have loved to have gotten closer, but these little guys were jumpy, be prepared to shoot.


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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5 Comments

  1. Congrats on selling your story. Hope to read about it soon. Sounds like a cool idea. Nice pick of the walking stick. We used to go camping in Arkansas and would have these strange bugs crawl up on screen tents.

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  2. Brendan,

    Great shot!! I think some times we are so focused in seeing the big mammals or colorful birds. We forget that insects are quite interesting and beautiful.

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