Jurassic Park? No, Costa Rica!   1 comment

Saw quite a few lizards and iguanas in Antonio Manuel National Park yesterday morning.  This one is a Ctenosaur – it was about 2 feet long and resting on a tree overlooking the beach:

And this one is a Plumed Basilisk, also known as the Jesus Christ Lizard, for his ability to run across water for up to 20 meters:

And these little ones (20 cm)  ran so fast and their heads darted in all directions so frequently that they reminded me of the velociraptors in Jurassic Park:

All photos taken with Canon EOS 7D, 400mm, ISO 500, f/5.6, 1/160 sec

One response to “Jurassic Park? No, Costa Rica!

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  1. Would you look at the claws on that velociraptor! Damn, grow that baby 50 times, give it a brain much larger than the current pea, make it have a distinct taste for fresh homo-sapien, and voila, Spielberg on acid!

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