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Costa Rica Photography Adventures

Post 2 – We continue to explore the Pacific Coast and mountains, and find endless photo opportunities in less visited places. 

Cloud forest, near Los Quetzales National Park © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cloud forest, near Los Quetzales National Park
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cloud forest, near Los Quetzales National Park © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cloud forest, near Los Quetzales National Park
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cloud forest from canopy trail © 2014 Bob Harvey

Cloud forest from a canopy trail
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Cloud forest © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cloud forest
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Bromiliad in the cloud forest © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Bromeliad in the cloud forest
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Crocodile © 2014 Bob Harvey

Crocodile in coastal river
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Sloth © 2014 Bob Harvey

Sloth
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Roots  © 2014 Bob Harvey

Roots
© 2014 Bob Harvey

As we kayak and travel by small boat through mangrove channels and rivers, we see many reflections in the smooth waters.  Here we see many birds, monkeys and other critters.

Sierpe River © 2014 Bob Harvey

Sierpe River
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Whimbrel © 2014 Bob Harvey

Whimbrel
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Capuchin monkey © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Capuchin monkey
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Scarlet Macaws (Lapas) © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Scarlet Macaws (Lapas)
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Kayak put-in, leaving the beach behind and entering the mangrove canal. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Kayak put-in, leaving the beach behind and entering the mangrove canal.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Mangrove roots © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Mangrove roots
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Mangrove roots © 2014 Bob Harvey

Mangrove roots
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Ibis © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Ibis
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

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Post 1 – Costa Rica, diverse and special, friendly people, and to us, feels like home. We visited Costa Rica twice in 2014 and will again in 2015. We love the cloud forests and how it shapes trees and mountains into mystical scenes.

Cloud forest, near Los Quetzales National Park © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cloud forest, near Los Quetzales National Park
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cloud forest, Los Quetzales National Park © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cloud forest, Los Quetzales National Park
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cloud forest, near Los Quetzales National Park © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cloud forest, near Los Quetzales National Park
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cloud forest, near Los Quetzales National Park © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Cloud forest, near Los Quetzales National Park
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Costa Rica is a land rich in wildlife and diverse environments.  Below the cloud forests, flora and fauna call the photographer to design from trails in the rainforest canopy, capture birds and monkeys with long lenses, and discover the world of the rainforest floor with a macro lens.

Rainforest from a canopy trail © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Rainforest from a canopy trail
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Lapa (scarlet macaw) © 2014 Bob Harvey

Lapa (scarlet macaw)
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Lapa © 2014 Bob Harvey

Lapa
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Rainforest canopy © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Rainforest canopy
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Capuchin monkey © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Capuchin monkey
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Hummingbird © 2014 Bob Harvey

Hummingbird
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Drops after the rain © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Drops after the rain
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Kingfisher © 2014 Bob Harvey

Kingfisher
© 2014 Bob Harvey

Mangroves © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Mangroves
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Little Green Heron © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Little Green Heron
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

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After a few days enjoying the cloud forest, we ventured north to our favorite rainforest. And yes, rain we had.  Views from the rainforest canopy were lush green from all of the moisture.

From a canopy trail, close to what lives up high. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

From a canopy trail, close to what lives up high.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

View down from the canopy trail. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

View down from the canopy trail.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Hummingbird © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Hummingbird
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

 

Mangroves, Estuary, Pacific Coast © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Kayaking in the mangroves, Pacific Coast
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Red-backed Squirrel Monkey © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Red-backed Squirrel Monkey
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Flycatcher and nest. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Flycatcher and nest.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Purple Gallinule © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Purple Gallinule
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

American Crocodile © 2014 Diane Kelsay

American Crocodile
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Scarlet Macaw © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Scarlet Macaw
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Scarlet Macaws flying above the river. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Scarlet Macaws flying above the river.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Be sure and continue below to view the first post – the cloudforest.  If you would like to enjoy the next Costa Rica Photography Adventure with us, see the webpage for details.  http://www.naturephotographyadventures.com/workshop.photo.tz.htm

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