Tag Archives: Costa Rica
Meet a Keel-billed Toucan. You can see more shots of this guy and many other shots from Costa Rica in this flickr album. Below you see them in small scale. Hit the full screen button on the lower right of … Continue reading
One day we got up at quarter to six in the morning to go to the beach. Surprisingly, there were already some people in the warm water. Not what you expect to see in a quiet vacation place.
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 … Continue reading
We went to the Las Pumas Rescue Shelter to see some of the rarer inhabitants of Costa Rica. And indeed, after seeing a large jaguar and a puma, we came by the long-term home of these macaws. All the animals … Continue reading
I was surprised at how smooth and mirror-like the sea close to Samara was on this afternoon of the 28th of December. Nothing except for these boats was disturbing the smooth surface as far as the eye could see. Until … Continue reading
Apropos telephone lines: we noticed that mantled howler monkeys also make use of the (information) highways that these pesky humans built into their habitats. This female also took advantage of the fact that some trees are not so easy to … Continue reading
Telephone lines seem to be a popular means of transport for quite a few jungle dwellers. They seem to be more convenient to cover larger distances than going from tree to tree, especially in those areas in which trees are … Continue reading
Coming back from our rather unsuccessful dolphin search, we got to see this beautiful sunset. On the right is Isla Chora.
One of the brown pelicans that came closer to our boat. As long as they are going fast enough or the wind is sufficiently strong, they are very graceful flyers. Landing seems to be a whole different story, though. This … Continue reading