Mountain Tapir

We were lucky to find this endangered species on my most recent Ecuador photo tour, it hung around the lodge area for a few days.

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Canon 5D4 100-400 at 271mm 1/250 F6.3, iso 3200

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Superb detail in the Tapir and a great setting, Nate. If you’re not entering this in a no-clone contest, you might think about removing that relatively bright out-of-focus arc on the right.

Certainly looks different from the two species I’ve seen. Interesting coloration. Nate, what’s going on with the left ear? Was it torn in the middle? I’m trying to make sense of the shape on that side of the face.


Yes Max the left ear was torn.

Great details and wonderful expressions, it seems something caught his attention.
You may tone down the brightness of leaves if you like.