Pantanal / Cowboys

Outside fat Mourice’s hut, dusk hides all the sinister sounds a huge swamp can frighten strangers with, unaccustomed to such infinite forest and water. Beats, buzzings, growlings, howlings. It’s humid and heavy. Anxious. Mourice cooks coffee and bakes bread, the warm and pleasant smell comforts us that it all might end well. After a rain shower nearby, without lifting ...

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IN MAGAZIN / Pantanal

Sometimes we are under the influence of tobacco industry advertising, famous moustache Marlboro Man, a cowboy life imagined as macho and romantic. Which in a way it is, but after few days spent with pantanjeros, cowboys from the Pantanal wetlands, I’m certain this is especially hard and rough life. However, most of them would never change it. Blue skies, ...

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