As well as my great passion for landscapes, I also love a bit of wildlife photography. So you can imagine how excited I was to finally tour Costa Rica back in January and see the abundance of flora and fauna they have. Incredibly they have over 5% of the worlds biodiversity, whilst only having 0.03% of the worlds land mass. Parts of Jurassic Park were filmed there and it shows!
It certainly did not disappoint! I can only describe it as like permanently walking around a zoo without being in a zoo, but that simply does not do it justice.
We put in some serious miles, but had the great privilege to see tropical forests, rain forest, cloud forests, volcanoes, Pacific and Caribbean beaches, coral reefs/fish/turtles, a sailfish, a humpback whale mother and calf, turtle conservation, so many beautiful birds (they have 923 bird species!) including the elusive "Resplendent Quetzal" (considered the most beautiful bird in Costa Rica), iguanas, monkeys, crocodiles, Caiman, butterflies, frogs, snakes, spiders and, of course both two-toed and three-toed sloths, the list goes on and on. I would add though, that we would have missed 90% of this lot if we hadn't had the most incredible tour guide for the whole trip, so if you're thinking of going, I would strongly recommend you take organised, guided tours.
By the way, this was not a photography holiday! But guess what? I took the camera ;-). So I managed to capture some of the magic of that amazing country. I cannot recommend the place highly enough - if you get the chance, go!
Anyway, I've finally finished shortlisting and editing my favourite photos.
You can view the Costa Rica gallery HERE at your leisure here OR if you just want to enjoy the whole slideshow, just stay tuned and watch below!