More Beautiful Nature Photos from Iberá Wetlands

We were truly fascinated by the Iberá Wetlands in Argentina – which shows by the number of photos we took on the drive in, and whilst there. This is a gallery of photos from there, in addition to our information post , which contains another 18 photos.

It is an ecological reserve, which supports such a variety of wildlife and flora that, for a professional photographer (which I don’t claim to be) with the right gear, it would be a paradise to explore.

Reserva Natural del Iberá: a beautifully coloured dragonfly sitting above the water

Reserva Natural del Iberá: a beautifully coloured dragonfly sitting above the water

Iberá: a Roseate Spoonbill trying to get away from us

Iberá: a Roseate Spoonbill trying to get away from us

During our stay I really wished for a camera with a lens which supports a wider range of focal length. My Olympus OM-D E-M10 comes with two lenses of different focal length, but birds and wild animals never wait for you to change your lens…

In general I am very happy with quality of pictures I get from my new camera. The image quality of this Olympus is far superior to most point-and-shoot cameras; manual settings and RAW format are common semi-professional features of all mirrorless micro four-thirds cameras .

Iberá: have you ever seen a dragonfly with dark coloured wings? Beautiful!

Iberá: have you ever seen a dragonfly with dark coloured wings? Beautiful!

Iberá, an alligator lurking in the water.

Iberá, an alligator lurking in the water. Next thing, this one went under and was completely out of sight – that makes them so dangerous.

I don’t like to lug a large photo bag around, especially in cities, where an expensive camera around your neck seems to be an invitation for theft. The compact micro 4/3 format allows me to carry the Olympus in a small belt pouch, ready for me to get it out when I need it. This was a conscious compromise I made when I purchased my new photographic equipment last year.

I’m actually excited by many of the shots I captured in the Esteros del Iberá. This gallery shows some of the best. More can be found in our previous post , where you will also find detailed information about this beautiful, lesser known, destination.

Enjoy both posts! Even better, maybe our posts will inspire you to visit this region of Argentina yourself. We are sure you would have a great time.

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Finally one last funny photo. For the second time, a bird built a nest in our container locks whilst we were staying at the Iberá wetlands:
Again a small bird built a nest in one of our container locks

Again a small bird built a nest in one of our container locks

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Juergen

webmaster, main photographer & driver, second cook and only husband at dare2go.com. Freelance web designer with 20 years of experience at webbeetle.com.au

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7 Responses

  1. eileen g says:

    wow! I didn’t really know about this part of Argentina. It’s a country I really would like to visit. Now even more so. it’s so big and diverse. thanks for visiting #wkendtravelinspiration

  2. Linda Bibb says:

    I’ll agree with you: A lightweight camera is a godsend in cities. Grief, they can get heavy! Your story proves that it’s not important to have an expensive camera to capture good images. We love visiting parks. Sadly, we’ve only been to Argentina’s airport so far and so this was a treat.

    • Juergen says:

      I guess these photos are then an encouragement to take the next step and get out of the airport – discover the continent. As they always say about cameras in general: it’s not the camera taking the photos but the person behind it. So thank you! Close to a third of our photos are still shot with a simple point-and-shoot, because I don’t like to have my Olympus bouncing around in the drivers cab and getting damaged or dusty.

  3. Anda says:

    I love this great collection of photos from Argentina. I visited the country a few years ago and I fell in love with it.

    • Yasha says:

      Ibera Wetlands is really a special place. I don’t think it has really made it onto the international travellers lists so that makes it all the more special since it is not suffering from being ‘over-loved’.

  4. budget jan says:

    Hi, I am a travel blogger too and have signed up for your newsletter to keep track of your adventures. I like the sound of Berta and am interested in South America too. Bring it on!

    • Yasha says:

      Hi Jan – it’s always nice to have other Aussies find us and take interest in what we’re doing, even if they are ‘banana benders’ ;-)
      It sounds like we might meet on the road somewhere, sometime. Eventually we will come back to Australia and travel in our own mobile house there. But for now, more of South America awaits us.

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