I have been organizing and guiding exclusive photo tours since 2007, being among the first ones to do it in the Pantanal. My tours are focused on serious photography, where we will always try to make the best and most compelling photos using innovative techniques, but non-photographer companions are welcomed as well. Please see below my current fixed departure options or contact me for a custom tour.


  • Over 12 years of experience guiding photo tours in the Pantanal.
  • Vast natural history and birding knowledge all over Brazil and southern Chile.
  • Assistance and guiding by a professional photographer with huge experience in the area.
  • Very high customer return rate – over 80%!
  • The best boat drivers and Jaguar spotters booked months in advance.
  • The best lodges in the areas we visit.
  • Very comfortable boats with ample space for photographers.
  • On some itineraries, we travel within the Pantanal from lodge to lodge with private planes.
  • We offer some of the best and most complete (and copied) itineraries.


Guy and Sue Huntington – United Kingdom

Many thanks for a great trip to the Pantanal. All your arrangements for accommodation and transport worked extremely well, allowing us to concentrate on wildlife viewing and photography. Encounters with Jaguars exceeded our expectations by far, giving us great photo opportunities, aided by the very experienced boat driver. The macaws were superb and gave us wonderful opportunities for flight photography. Your knowledge of the area and its wildlife greatly enhanced our enjoyment of the trip.

Kevin Bullock - United Kingdom

“I’ve just come back from 2 weeks in South Pantanal, North Pantanal and the Atlantic Rainforest with Octavio and can highly recommend his tours, really nice guy, great guide, incredible bird knowledge and fantastic tour organisation. Obviously it’s wildlife so no guarantees on what you see, but we saw so much and so many birds, it’s going to take me a while to process all my pictures. If you’re thinking of going – don’t hesitate, I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed.”

Bill Harbin – USA

“I want to thank you again for a great trip to the Pantanal and Bonito region. The photographic opportunities, accommodations, and food were all excellent – your meticulous planning and knowledge of the area made for a fine trip. The transportation arrangements were perfect. The experience of watching and photographing the magnificent macaws and all the abundant wildlife in the Pantanal was everything I had hoped it would be. I definitely look forward to more trips with you in Brazil.”

Hanne and Jorn Wahlstrom – Denmark

“For quite some time the Pantanal has been on our list of places we wanted to go to. In 2011 we decided now is the time. Having been through the various tours and other options, there was no doubt, Octavio was the one we wanted to join. We signed up immediately, and we haven’t had any reasons for regrets. Octavio is a dedicated and determined guide. Everything worked in a smooth and unstressed way. The group we joined was small, and we are sure, that the photographic outcome was outstanding for everyone. Thank you.”


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