The Cuiabá River is a Brazilian river in the western state of Mato Grosso that flows in the Río de la Plata Basin. It is a tributary of the São Lourenço River.
An hour earlier we had seen this mother bathing in the river with her two adolescent jaguars. Our guide told us that her children were not old enough to be independent yet, and that she would be providing food for them. We were staying on a flotel, or floating hotel, so we would be as close as possible to where the jaguars lived.
Female jaguar carrying a young Yacare Caiman that she just caught, on her way to sharing it with her two adolescent jaguars, along the Cuiabá River in the Pantanal region, Mato Grosso, Brazil, South America