Secret Brazil

Bossa Nova Films
Secret Brazil


Roughly the size of Florida, Brazil's Pantanal wetland looks idyllic, but life here is harsh. In the first of three programs, as the annual floodwaters drain away, the wars of jaguar and caiman play out on a stage set by the most extreme elements on Earth. The second show reveals caiman, anacondas and giant river otters spreading far and wide in the floods. In the concluding program the filmmakers share their own secrets, including how they captured jaguars as never seen before.


Season 1
  • Wild Pantanal


    Wild Pantanal: A look at the dramatic seasonal changes that affect Brazil's Pantanal, a huge wetland home to some of the most diverse and adaptable wildlife in South America. (1 of 3)

  • Wet Pantanal


    Wet Pantanal: Heavy rain brings staggering change on Brazil's Pantanal turning the big cats' territory into the kingdom of the caiman, piranha and giant river otter. (2 of 3)

  • Pantanal Uncut


    Pantanal Uncut: A look at how anacondas, caiman, wild pigs, otters and jaguars cleverly adapt to the searing droughts and huge floods that dictate life on Brazil's Pantanal. (3 of 3)