This pregnant spider monkey eats leaves upside down in primary rainforest. Very hard to spot and photograph because the spider monkeys tend to hide way up in the canopy when the occasional bushwalker strolls around.
Green Kingfisher (female)
This female green kingfisher portrait was shot only minutes after sunrise. The kingfisher returned a view times to a sawn off tree trunk before it disappeard with its early morning catch.
Top portrait of the very colorful bay-headed tanager showing its blue front, green back, deep red head and the brownish thighs.
This spectacled owl woke me up at 5 o'clock in the morning - well worth it! It was perched in a cecropia tree and definitively was after some late night nibbles as it totally ignored me. I had to correct the red "satanic" eyes in LR, because there was no time to get the flash out of the camera axis.
Pale-billed Woodpecker (female)
This female pale-billed woodpecker peers out of its tree hole and shows its beautiful red head and the pale bill.
Great Crested Flycatcher
In this profile portrait you see the great crested flycatcher (Schnäppertyrann) perched on a frangipani tree with a nicely blured green-brown background.
Colourful portrait of a rare wild living Scarlet Macaw showing the plumage's red, blue, yellow and green colours.
This wild living Scarlet Macaw (Hellroter Ara) picks attalea palm fruits upside down with its powerfull beak. Close-up of the ara's head, neck and red plumage.
Scarlet Macaw in flight
Top action photo of a rare wild living Scarlet Macaw having an attalea fruit in his beak while flying back to his favorite perch and showing the entire ara macao's impressive red, blue and yellow coloured plumage.
One of the photo's I dreamt of beeing able to take. Flash, long lens, no tripod.
This species is endemic to the Southern Pacific lowlands and Panama.
Totally unimpressed by the rainfall, this howler enjoys Cecropia leafs.
This butterfly's name is indeed "Doris" which was quite a task to find out. The photo of this Heliconius was taken with a 17mm fisheye lens - something one can do rather with butterflies than with e.g. snakes.
The caracara feeds primarily on carrion. Please note the botanical name "Cheriway" ?!
This Amazona can grow up to 33cm head to tail!
This confiding raptor feeds mainly on crabs. Common along both coasts of CR.
This very common and widespread heron occurs in CR's lowlands on both sides of the country.
Eye contact and the water blob right about to drop down - just in time!
One of the photo's I dreamed of being able to take. Flash, long lens, no tripod.
This bird is also called "Michael Jackson Bird" because of the male's dance-like courtship display!
Totally unimpressed by the constant rains, this Iguana did not move for hours, resting on the very same branch.
Drenched to the skin
Spider Monkeys are the largest of the four Costa Rican monkeys.
Senior male observing human strolling in primary rainforest.
Toucans not only feed on fruits - they also steel eggs and nestlings from the nests of other species!
Colony of four tent-making bats. They bite the veins of long leaves so that the drooped leaves can be used as a waterproof shelter.
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