South America's Unusual Animals in Stunning Close-ups (Slideshow)


Photo credit: Rossi Fox Production

Canadian photographer Daniel Fox traveled extensively through Argentina to capture the beauty of nature and animals for The Wild Image Project (which we featured in a slideshow last year).

Recently, the artist and his partner Jasmine Rossi embarked on a new venture: The Mate Expedition, a trip through the Argentine mesopotamia to discover what makes the South American drink mate such a core component of the culture of the country, and to observe the exuberant local fauna and flora.

The result is a set of whole new photographs, this time including pretty unusual animals native of the Central and South American regions, some of them in danger of extinction.

Tags: Animals | Argentina | Birds | Endangered Species | Tourism