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Curious Lizard   Leave a comment

I loved how this lizard was perched upside down, looking around for danger (or is it food?). Captured in Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park.

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Posted September 24, 2015 by Lutz Braum in America, Animals

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Dawn in the Jungle   4 comments

Captured in Costa Rica’s Arenal National Park.

fog over mountains

 

Canon 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L
ISO 400
f/29
1/200 sec

 

Arenal Volcano   Leave a comment

Fond memories of warmer weather in Costa Rica.

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Canon 7D, 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
ISO 100
f/5
1/1000 sec

Rain Forest Queen   2 comments

While walking through the endless emerald tinted rain forest of Costa Rica, something as bright and colorful as this is definitely royalty.

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Shot with Canon EOS 7D, enhanced with Snapseed iPhone app

Posted May 27, 2012 by Lutz Braum in America, Landscapes, Travel

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Close Encounter of the Monkey Kind   1 comment

These monkeys had no fear – they prowled across the hotel property with impunity.

And this howler monkey didn’t care whether he was flashing us or not:

And this spider monkey thought he could fly:

 All photos taken in Costa Rica in April 2012, with Canon EOS 7D, 200mm lens.

Elusive birds of Costa Rica   1 comment

While there’s a constant racket of bird chirps, screeches, and whistles in the background, the birds in Costa Rica’s are actually very hard to find because they hide in dense foliage of the rainforest canopy. I was lucky to get these shots during  a week-long visit. Here is a Toucan, the national symbol of Costa Rica:

This was shot at 400mm, and then cropped by 2x. With the naked eye, the Toucan was just a dark blob in the foliage. Here’s another screecher (no idea what this one is called):

And here’s a hummingbird, the hardest one to catch on film because they dart so quickly from flower to flower:

All photos taken with Canon EOS 7D, 200mm or 400mm, ISO 1000 to ensure fast enough shutter speed.

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

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