Landing in San Jose, Costa Rica
This flower traps flies -- for a while -- until they are coated with pollen -- then they are released!!
Go forth and polinate
Exert Guide: Jimmy Trejos
Bus for the first part of the trip
Leaf Cutter ants had long well worn trails and were very common in the rain forest.
The 20 people on the Road Scholar tour, on the Caribbean shore
relaxed iguana in a papaya tree
Iguana (non-veggie variety)
Howler monkey in classic monkey position
Momma and baby howler monkeys - seen from a boat on a river
yes it's a frog
A rather flat frog
kiskadee - rather omnivorous
Inhabitant of fishpond at Sarapiqui
Love or just lack of space on the branch?
Do I have your ear?
One hustlin' gang of coatis
This macaw "belonged" to a nearby hotel near Arenal Hanging Bridges. He was free to go where he wanted and he did, looking for handouts.
Bright-colored eyelash viper; poisonous and dangerous, but quite small, less than 2 inches across when curled up.
Indian Cow -- great in hot weather
Two-toed Sloth crossing road on power line
Giant Tarcoles River crocodile (not the largest but substantial)
partially submerged croc
wood stork over vulture
We also encountered packs of coatis on the beach where they felt free to steal what they could in grab and runs
Scarlet macaws in flight (at Punta Leone)
Agouti (in underbrush at Carara National Park)
Caterpillar - not sure which end is which
The care-taker of the butterfly museum displays one of his best.
A capuchin monkey eating something he stole from a restaurant.
As the sun is about to rise above the trees, dew sparkles.
Watch the beak of the humming bird at the top of the dish in this series of photos.
first he turns away from the wings.
Now the beak is pointing at the newcomer.
He starts his lunge.
The newcomer jumps off backwards to avoid being stabbed
The first class soccer stadium that China gave to Costa Rica
Waiting to leave for the airport, our hotel has a small orchid garden
Growth following a volcanic explosion starts with Very Tall grass.
Here's where you run in case of earthquakes.
photo of a photo