Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Diary of My Trip to Costa Rica. Episode Two

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Scarlet Macaw
Oh, where were we; oh yes, on the road again, we off to our next lodge.  However, we are stopping at a very secret destination for both lunch and to photograph Great Green (an endangered species) and Scarlet Macaws. The macaws are free flying  and wild, but stay close to the farm to roost and feed.  The plan is to be able to capture the macaws in flight, plus obtain photographs of them in the trees along with some other members of the parrot family.




We had a great lunch and were able to photograph not only the macaws, but Crimson-fronted parakeet, yellow-Knapp parrot, white-facede monkey and close-ups of a Jaguar (the owner of the farm has a pair of Jaguars in captivity, and they are extremely well cared for).
Scarlet Macaw- Ana macao
Scarlet Macaws in flight
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Scarlet Macaw in flight

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Great Green Macaw in flight



Scarlet Macaw- Ana macao
Great Green Macaw in flight

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Yellow-naped Parrot

Crimson-fronted Parakeet (Aratinga finschi)
Crimson-fronted Parakeet




Great Green Macaw
Great Green Macaw
White-faced Monkey and Scarlet Macaw
White-faced Monkey and Scarlet Macaw
jaguar (Panthera onca)
Jaguar
Prior to us, leaving to continue our travels, we were introduced to a water buffalo and I had the honor, along would two others to write on the back of the Buffalo.  The ride was not as comfortable as being on a horse.
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Water Buffalo