Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Costa Rica Continuing

Sunlight illuminating the valley
Continuing the trip through Costa Rica, prior to breakfast, we again photographed the sunlight illuminating the mist over the valley and mountains of Carrara National Park.  And prior to our leaving to travel down to the south Pacific coast, we again photographed the birds around the lodge, including the Rufous-napped Wren nest building.
Rufous-napped Wren flying from where it is nest building
rufous-napped Wren
Great Kiskadee
Hoffman's woodpecker
Scarlet macaw
After a drive down the coast.  We arrived at the La Cosinsa Lodge, where we settled in and had lunch.  My room had a nice deck with rocking chairs, and a good view.  
View from my deck
a comfortable deck
For our afternoon shoot, we traveled down to a local rocky beach to photograph the wave action, and to hopefully photograph a sunset.  However, the rain gods were against us.  We returned to the Lodge for supper, while it rained around us and there were bolts of lightning in the sky.
Rocks and wave action
Rocks and wave action
Rocks and wave action
Rocks and wave action
Rocks and wave action
lightning bolts
In the morning, from the lodges viewing deck I took a panorama of the Ballena Marine National Park and photographed some of the local birds.
Ballena Marine National Park
Chestnut-mandible Toucan
Cherrie's tanager (Ramphocelus costaricensis); 
red-legged honeycreeper
Cherrie's tanager (Ramphocelus costaricensis); female
Crimson-fronted parakeet
Scarlet macaw
After breakfast, we traveled down to the Manuel Antonio National Park for an interesting day of photographing sloths, iguanas, crab-eating raccoon, white-face Capuchin monkeys.  Again, a day was cut shot by the onset of rain, which required a walk over a mile and heavy rain, which soaked me thoroughly.  Returning to the lodge where we dried off as best we could and spent the day relaxing as the rain continued.
Brown-throated Three-toed  Sloth
Brown-throated Three-toed  Sloth
white-faced Capuchin
white-face Capuchin with baby
crab-eating raccoon
crab-eating raccoon, looking for food and a person's belongings
iguana
iguana
crab-eating raccoon
 Brown-throated Three-toed  Sloth 
Despite the rain so far this trip has been enjoyable and well worth going on.  Again, I want to let my photographing friends know if you really want to enjoy Costa Rica sign up for a tour, which includes Greg Bosco and Foto Verde Tours