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Northern Costa Rica, December 2016

Post 1 – This was a very memorable trip, arriving just days after a hurricane. Fortunately, our experiences weren’t affected that much and we came home with a wealth of photos.  We had a really great group of photographers – all of them came in early for the 1 day workshop and worked hard to put their new skills to work.  We began on the coast.  The north Pacific Coast is a great place for birds, monkeys, crocks, and even leaping manta rays.

Exploring by boat, the mangrove estuary of Marino Las Baulas National Park.

Crocodile
© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Bob Harvey

Crocodile with a catch
© 2016 Diane Kelsay

Howler Monkey
© 2016 Bob Harvey

Boat-billed Heron reflecting the mangrove forest in the eye.
© 2016 Diane Kelsay

Yellow-crowned Night Heron taking a bath.
© 2016 Bob Harvey

Drying off
© 2016 Diane Kelsay

Little Blue Heron
© 2016 Bob Harvey

Offshore action from our sailboat, the Serendipity, has us busy keeping up with photo opportunities.

Setting up the sails.
© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

Looking for that next Manta Ray.
© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Bob Harvey

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Bob Harvey

Another National Park, Palo Verde, begins in an estuary and winds its way through wetlands and forest, sometimes bordering on agricultural villages – people who care about preserving the park and surrounding areas.

Iguana
© 2016 Bob Harvey

Tropical Kingbird
© 2016 Diane Kelsay

Tropical Kingbird
© 2016 Bob Harvey

Jabiru Stork
© 2016 Bob Harvey

Kiskadee
© 2016 Bob Harvey

Great Egret
© 2016 Diane Kelsay

Bats
© 2017 Diane Kelsay

Bats
© 2017 Bob Harvey

Green Heron
© 2016 Bob Harvey

Scarlet Macaws 
© 2016 Diane Kelsay

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New Costa Rica Photography Adventure

Northern Costa Rica – Pacific Coast, volcanoes, exciting trails and rivers… We have been exploring new areas of Costa Rica, away from big crowds and full of photography opportunities.  After 2 scout trips, we have secured very nice lodging and experiences.  We are very pleased with the night photography options – good trails and guides and we will teach how to photograph with soft LED lighting (softer than our headlamps) so we won’t disturb the wildlife.  Following are a few photos from our scout trips:

Red eye tree frog © 2015 Diane Kelsay

Red eye tree frog
© 2015 Diane Kelsay

Cormorants, Caño Negro © 2015 Bob Harvey

Cormorants, Caño Negro
© 2015 Bob Harvey

Sunrise Tenorio 1 and Tenorio 2 to the left under the cloud (view from our room) © 2015 Bob Harvey

Sunrise Tenorio 1 and Tenorio 2 under the cloud (view from our room)
© 2015 Bob Harvey

One of many species of heliconia, from the Heliconias Trail © 2015 Diane Kelsay

One of many species of heliconia, from the Heliconias Trail
© 2015 Diane Kelsay

View from canopy bridge on the Heliconias Trail © 2015 Diane Kelsay

View from canopy bridge on the Heliconias Trail
© 2015 Diane Kelsay

Capuchin monkey, Palo Verde National Park © 2015 Bob Harvey

Capuchin monkey, Palo Verde National Park
© 2015 Bob Harvey

Rio Celeste © 2015 Diane Kelsay

Rio Celeste
© 2015 Diane Kelsay

Sugar Beach © 2015 Bob Harvey

Sugar Beach
© 2015 Bob Harvey

Blue Jeans frog © 2015 Diane Kelsay

Blue Jeans frog
© 2015 Diane Kelsay

Owl butterfly © 2015 Diane Kelsay

Owl butterfly
© 2015 Diane Kelsay

Mating mantis © 2015 Diane Kelsay

Mating mantis
© 2015 Diane Kelsay

Black Howler monkey © 2015 Bob Harvey

Black Howler monkey
© 2015 Bob Harvey

Hmmmm, glad we are in a boat © 2015 Bob Harvey

Hmmmm, glad we are in a boat and with long lenses!
© 2015 Bob Harvey

Web, invisible without light at perfect angle. © 2015 Bob Harvey

Web, invisible without light at perfect angle.
© 2015 Bob Harvey

Please join us for our first Nature Photography Adventure to Northern Costa Rica in December 2016, http://www.naturephotographyadventures.com/workshop.photo.costaricanorth.htm

 

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Belize and Guatemala Photography Adventure

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Jungles and the Mayan World…  There is so much to appreciate about Mayan temples and other structures – but as photographers, we can also play with doorways, tunnels and sections of temples to create artistic images.

Yaxah © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Yaxah
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cahal Pech © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cahal Pech
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cahal Pech © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cahal Pech
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Often we walk through a tunnel and come out into a gorgeous jungle environment.  With Mayan sites surrounded by rainforest, wildlife is also present.

Cahal Pech © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cahal Pech
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Tikal © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Tikal
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Tikal © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Tikal
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

 

Tikal © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Tikal
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Howler monkey © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Howler monkey
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Caracol © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Caracol
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Ceiba roots © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Caracol ceiba tree roots
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Caracol © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Caracol
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cahal Pech © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cahal Pech
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Yaxah, spider monkey jump © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Yaxah, spider monkey jump
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Woodpecker © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Woodpecker
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Tarantula © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Tarantula
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

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