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Mom & Me

© Bob Harvey

It’s time to celebrate our moms.  They feed us, then teach us how to feed ourselves by grazing, browsing, fishing, hunting…   They protect us from predators and teach us how to get along in our environment.

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It’s really special to watch and photograph moms and their young.  Do take the time to study the behavior, not just catch a quick photo.  You will end up with many choices of great moments.

© Diane Kelsay

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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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