Feb 20, 2017 - Carlos
Beaches, Wildlife, Culture
My home country is a tropical paradise, blessed with breathtaking sights, unique wildlife and uplifting culture. The photos in this gallery do not do justice to Brazil’s beauty – these were some of the first “semi-professional” photos I’ve ever attempted to take. Most of this shots were taken using an iPhone camera and every time I look at them I cringe a bit. Hopefully one day, I will get to tour Brazil and take photos that stand up to its potential.
Joaquina Dunes, Florianópolis iPhone 4 back camera at 4.13mm
1/2700s at f/2.4, ISO 50
The dunes of Joaquina beach in Florianópolis are a one of a kind sight. The sandy hills are expansive and go all the way down to the shore, a few miles away. One popular activity among locals is sand boarding. During our visit, we sure tried it.
Parakeet couple at Beto Carrero iPhone 4 back camera at 4.13mm
1/170s at f/2.4, ISO 50
A cute couple of parakeets posing for us at the Beto Carrero Zoo Aviary. The aviary enabled us to get up close to a series of unique and also endangered species.
Toucan at Beto Carrero iPhone 4 back camera at 4.13mm
1/460s at f/2.4, ISO 50
Another great encounter at the Beto Carrero aviary was this beautiful toucan. Its exuberant plumage and colorful bill are not to be left unnoticed.
Florianópolis Island iPhone 4 back camera at 4.13mm
1/690s at f/2.4, ISO 50
Flying over the island of Florianópolis grants amazing views of this tropical paradise. Just one of the reasons why this beautiful place is called the “Magic Island”.
Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro iPhone 4 back camera at 4.13mm
1/700s at f/2.4, ISO 50
One of the most iconic landmarks in Rio, the Sugarloaf Mountain certainly lives up to its internationally acclaimed fame. Atop the mountain, one can see the entire shoreline of Rio, from the beautiful Ipanema Beach to the Guanabara Bay. With such a beautiful scenery, it’s hard to decide where to look at.
Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro iPhone 5s back camera at 4.12mm
1/2200s at f/2.4, ISO 50
Copacabana Beach needs no introduction. The long and wide strip of white sand beach, dotted with hunky men and women in thongs is surely a place to be celebrated. The sunsets are equally majestic.
Trek to Lagoinha do Leste, Florianópolis iPhone 5s back camera at 4.12mm
1/2200s at f/2.4, ISO 50
The trail to Lagoinha do Leste can be quite steep at times and is amidst dense forest. Views like this reward you for all the sweat.
Farol da Barra, Salvador Canon EOS T3i with EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II at 18mm
1/50s at f/13, ISO 100
Salvador was the first official capital of Brazil and as such, is where Brazilian culture is at its finest. The lighthouse is where locals get together to enjoy an afternoon under the sun, singing, dancing and eating.