It is with great pleasure that we announce our recent partnership with the incredibly talented Alejandro Prieto. Over the course of less than 5 years the Guadalajara-based photographer has garnered over 20 awards for his incredible work both on land and under the sea. We first began working with Alejandro in late 2016, and we are proud to showcase the first in a series of photographic expeditions on the trail of the elusive Jaguars that roam the jungles of Campeche, Chiapas, and Marismas Nacionales Nayarit in Mexico.
Roaming silently through the Marismas Nacionales Nayarit, Jaguars like the one seen here will strategically stalk and ambush their prey rather than chase it, and reserve their hunting for either dawn or dusk. Their diet consists of upwards of 80 different species of animals including mammals, fish, and birds. Unlike other big cats, Jaguars love the water, and in this region they spend a great deal of time in the marshes trying to catch their next meal.
Captured near an ancient archeological site in the heart of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve — a remote site discovered in the 1930s that is only accessible by horseback or small vehicles — Jaguars like this are still a rare sight. Using a harmless trap-based camera trigger system, Alejandro’s days of laying in wait finally paid off.
See more of Alejandro Prieto’s work via alejandroprietophotography.com