Tag Archives: Costa Rica

toucan

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

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early birds

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.

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flying tiger

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

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inmate

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

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mirror fishing

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

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on the move

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

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hanging out

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

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almost dark

Coming back from our rather unsuccessful dolphin search, we got to see this beautiful sunset. On the right is Isla Chora.

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brown pelican

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

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off

On 28 December we went on a boat trip to see dolphins. Unfortunately, flipper wasn’t to be found anywhere. And after a long while of going up and down the coast, we managed to get 10 minutes of snorkeling in … Continue reading

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