I just returned from an amazing trip to the Amazonian jungle of Guyana. Together with friends and local guides I spent a month on the Rewa river searching for wildlife. Aside from many birds, insects, snakes, frogs and lizards, we got rewarded with outstanding sightings of tapirs, anacondas, capybaras, harpy eagles, an ocelot, a jaguar, giant river otters and even a puma.
I took my Nikon D800 along, together with the 300mm and the 600mm lenses, and got some pretty good pictures. I think all people who claimed the D800 is not for wildlife were plain wrong. In the jungle you are always begging for more light, so most of my photos were shot in the range ISO 640 – 3200 and turned out fine thanks to the D800 high resolution and outstanding dynamic range.
Here are some first impressions. It will take some time to process all photos and put them online. But you can already find some wildlife pictures taken in Guyana, over the next few weeks I will add constantly some more to my database.