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Horned Screamer in Flight

Image # 1D2_05658

Amazon River


Canon 100-400L/f4.5-5.6 IS and 1.4x II Teleconverter at 560 mm

ISO 640, f/10, 1/2000 second

Manual Exposure

Handheld (possibly with Monopod)

These are large, fascinating birds, and we only saw a few of them.  We were boating down the river at one point, and I spotted one on a treetop.  I took a few shots as we went by it, and so was in a good position to keep shooting when it took off and flew in our direction for a short while.