April 8, 2013

Highlights from Costa Rica




Golden Scarab Beatle/ Arenal
  Last March I led my fourth photography trip in Costa Rica and I've finally gotten around to processing some of my favorite images. This trip, offered through Journeys International, is always wonderful and every time is different. The incredible variety of wildlife, the colorful people and small towns, make for an endless number of unique photographic opportunities.
  With two days/ nights in a cloud forest, three days/nights in the highlands surrounding Arenal volcano, and three days/nights in the jungles and canals of Tortuguero we visit three completely different ecosystems. Our local guide is expert at helping us find the local wildlife and always know the best fruit stand to stop at!
 I thank De, Fred, Mike, and Sydney for making the trip a wonderfully memorable one!
   A link to the trip offering is here.
 I'm posting some of favorites below!









White Faced Capuchin Monkey/ Tortuguero

























La Fortuna Falls, Arenal

























Green Vine Snake, Tortuguero

















Arenal Lake

















Plumed Basilisk (I think)/ Arenal

























Coati/ Arenal

























Green Crowned Brilliant Hummingbird/ San Ramon Cloud Forest


















Montezuma Oropendola

















Mariana Wedding Chapel/ Villa Blanca

























Blue Morpho Butterfly/ Arenal

























Arenal Volcano at night.

















Jesus Christ Lizard/ Tortuguero












Jesus Christ Lizard/ near Arenal



















La Fortuna Falls/ Arenal

























Giant River Otter/ Tortuguero

















Moth Detail/ San Ramon Cloud Forest

















Unidentified Moth/ San Ramon Cloud Forest

























Typical Fruit Stand/ near Arenal

























Hooded Praying Mantis/ Arenal


Mariana Wedding Chapel/ Villa Blanca


























Postman Butterfly/ Near Arenal

























Pink Ginger/ Arenal


























Little Blue Heron/ Tortuguero


















Caiman/ Tortuguero


















Arenal Observatory Lodge


























Green Crowned Brilliant Hummingbird


























Violet Sabrewing/ San Ramon Cloud Forest



















Montezuma Oropendola's/ Arenal

4 comments:

  1. Fantastic, what an amazing variety of little (and big) creatures and scenics...so well captured of course. You're work is fantastic Wayde -- looks like these are straight out of Nat Geo, thanks for sharing. - Kial

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    1. Kial! Thanks for the kind words and for checking out the images! I can't wait to see what you're up to soon!

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  2. Wayde, these are incredible. Just so breathtaking.

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  3. Thanks so much Robin. Great to hear from you!

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