Pantanal, Estado de Mato Grosso, Brazil

Pantanal sunset ranks as one of the most uniquely unforgetable experience of a lifetime. As soon as your guide cuts the power to the outboard motor, instantly you become alone and one with the vastness of nothingness. All you hear is the silence of the ripples gently lapping the sides of the boat, and an occasional cry of a white ibis flying back to its nest. The vastness of the river, vivid colors of the sunset and the gentle soothing sounds of the wilderness in dying twilight – all of it puts together an experience, which you can only wish to take away with you.

Featured in Skyscapes group in Sep 2008

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  • Steve Bulford
    Steve Bulfordalmost 7 years ago

    Wow……..what a shot!
    It really sounds like this was a special moment.
    Great colours and composition!

  • Elana Halvorson
    Elana Halvorsonalmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic image.

  • kuntaldaftary
    kuntaldaftaryalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks for the kind comments, Elena and Steve. Its really flattering to receive such encouraging comments from folks who have such fantastic images in their own portfolio. In fact, Steve, it was your “Mara Sunset” on the home page that inspired to dig out my sunset photos to post here. Imagine my surprise to see someone whose photo I was drooling over just a few days ago leave a comment on my sunset !

  • helene
    helenealmost 7 years ago


  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 6 years ago

    Beautiful . What a suset such stunning colours.

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 6 years ago

    fantastic image

  • AnaCBStudio
    AnaCBStudioover 6 years ago

    Beautiful sunset!

  • Reilly91
    Reilly91about 6 years ago

    Really beautiful shot, the colours are amazing:)

  • Cathleen Tarawhiti
    Cathleen Taraw...almost 6 years ago

    Congratulations, you are featured on the Skyscapes group homepage :)

  • Wow ! Thank you for this honor, Cathleen. This is absolutely amazing ! :)

    – kuntaldaftary

  • Yvette Bielert
    Yvette Bielertalmost 6 years ago

    What a beautiful sunset! Well done!

  • Yvette – thanks for a lovely comment :)

    – kuntaldaftary

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