The people who’re running the Las Pumas Animal Rescue Shelter also offered rafting tours and because we had already done that day’s cycling, we took the opportunity to get some more wildlife exposure. And indeed, from the boat we saw quite a few birds and other beasts that we hadn’t seen before, among them: boat-billed herons, this bare-throated tiger heron, little blue herons, a large ringed kingfisher, green iguanas, black ctesosaurs, and a crocodile. And all that happened within just one and a half hours of quietly drifting down a fairly slow-moving river. However, it took quite a while to get used to the ever changing lighting conditions of being in the shade of the jungle closer to the banks and the bright sunshine in the middle of the river. This shot was pure luck: I saw something coming down the river out of the corner of my eye and started to track it with the camera and fired off a couple of shots. Later we saw this guy again perching on a large branch at the river bank.