Pantanal cowboy 'Boiadeiro' ('Junior Perera) in the Central Pantanal sitting on cattle corral fence. They wear hard-wearing leather chaps over jeans or even shorts. Boots or bare foot depending on the season or where they are working. Many carry guns as there are cattle thiefs who attempt to steal the cattle as the fazendas are large. The 'boiadeiros' often decorate their clothing and horses and tack with pieces of metal. Junior's hat band is made from soda can tops.
Pantanal. Largest contiguous wetland system in the world. Mato Grosso do Sul Province. BRAZIL. South America