Costa Rica Blog Jan 19 2017

January 20, 2017 at 4:16 AM

January 19, 2017 - Volcanos, Rainforests and Humming Birds

We were up early this morning for our first day exploring and photographing around the San Jose region of Costa Rica. Our first photo shoot this morning was at Poas Volcano National Park, where we hiked up to the point which overlooks the caldera. There are actually certain times of the year this area can be closed off due to high sulfer content in the air as this is still an active region. Later in the afternoon we visited La Paz Waterfalls which is located in a beautiful rain forest setting. High up in the mountain region this reserve hosts, humming birds, butterflies, frogs and a beautiful array of orchids. Our first day of photography has been excellent.

Tomorrow we head to the lower lands to Cano Negro which is located about 50 km from the Nicaragua boarder. We will be up in this region for the next three days. Below are a selection of images from our first day of photography in Costa Rica.

Poas Volcano early this morning.


One of the trails we hiked this morning at the National Park.


More trails the forest light and temperature were both beautiful.


Green Crowned Brilliant Humming Bird.


Another one in flight.


You have to be quick they only sit for a moment.


Beautiful colouring.


One more sitting on a branch.


Pulling some moss from the branch to make a nest.


One more shot. They are beautiful to watch.


Here’s a few from one of the many feeders thought out the park.


At the feeder.


Sitting for a moment.


A view of how busy the feeders can be.


One of the many beautiful butterflies we saw and photographed today. Inside of the wings are blue.


New Life.


Orchids in the garden.


More orchids.


Red eyed frog.


These frogs are amazing to watch.


One of two poisonous frogs we saw today.


This guy was watching closely from the end of a leaf.


A view down the river near the waterfalls.


La Paz  waterfalls later this afternoon.


The waterfalls in B&W


Gail and Nancy close by the waterfalls.


Sabrina and Nancy busy capturing a few shots.


That’s a warp for our first day in Costa Rica, more stories and photos tomorrow. Good night from the Trekkers here in Costa Rica.


Please add a comment

Posted by Brian Harris on
Looks like a fantastic start to the journey. Love the photos and wish I was time for sure . Looking forward to your next post
Posted by Janice Weightman on
Wonderful photos!
Posted by Charlene Riddell on
Beautiful pictures, so wish we could have gone along. Looking forward to more!
Posted by Gail Steer on
Great pics of the frogs!
Wish we were there too!
Posted by Joan St. Marie on
Ohhhh, love the pictures - and the weather!! Have just a great time everyone...
Posted by Kat Clark on
Beautiful National Geographic shots,....keep them coming....
Posted by Dave on
Wow, having a Blast at the volcano! Humming along with the bird photos! Falling for the scenery! I can't stand it, have a Puntastic trip.
Posted by Cynthia on
Absolutely gorgeous pictures!! Safe travels !!
Posted by Christine Yao on
Wow - amazing pics! The red eyed tree frog photos are fantastic!! Have a fabulous trip.
Posted by Brenda on
Nancy, Looks like you are having a wonderful time. Don't forget to watch for the beauitful
Blue Morphew Butterfly. You won't believe your eyes, love Brenda
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