A herd of water buffalo rest in a pool of water surrounded by short grasses.

Ilha de Marajó in Para, Brazil

This Switzerland-size island, some 90km northwest of Belém, boasts deserted beaches and mangrove swamps teeming with exotic cranes, herons, ibises, and thousands and thousands of water buffalo.

Get Your Bay Area Hike On This Spring

Hikers who take advantage of Bay Area trails this spring will see rare wildflowers and centuries-old virgin redwoods, surf crashing against miles of coastal bluffs, waterfalls, summits, big-leaf maples, and more. Ann Marie Brown has compiled a list representing some of the best hikes for activities like wildlife-watching, backpacking, and exploring waterfalls in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jaguar pawprint in the ground

Jaguar Mania, Part 2

Searching for jaguars is like searching for gold; seekers can easily get obsessed. Michael and Annie continue their quest to spot an elusive jaguar in Pantanal’s Jaguar Ecological Reserve.

Jaguar Mania, Part 1

Deep down, everyone who goes to the Pantanal yearns for one thing above all: to come face to face with the majestic and elusive onça pintada, a.k.a. jaguar.