Jan 16, 2019

YAWN

Taking a little break from Costa Rica files...here's a tired Canada Lynx in Northern Ontario.


The Protector

Video of a Reticulated Glass Frog (Male) and egg mass in Costa Rica.

Jan 15, 2019

Toucan

Yellow-Throated Toucan in Costa Rica.


Jan 14, 2019

Tayra

My first time seeing one of these!!! This is a Tayra (Eira barbara) an omnivorous animal from the weasel family photographed on my last trip to Costa Rica. I spotted a tail disappearing through the brush and asked my friend Dave Jr. at Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park what it could have been. I was thrilled when he told me it was a Tayra and I was determined to wait as long as I had to for the opportunity to see and photograph her. A few hours later she made another quick appearance leaving me just enough time for a couple of photos.


Jan 13, 2019

The Crowned Prince

Coronated tree frog in Costa Rica.  These frogs are also known as the spiny-headed tree frog. 

Prior to this trip to Costa Rica, I hadn't even heard of this species. Coronated tree frogs are an arboreal species. They are rarely seen as they spend their lives in bromeliads and other plants. They are found in in subtropical forests just below mountainous regions. They live in intact forests, but are also common in young, secondary growth forests. They are also sometimes observed to be living in coffee plantations. It took a long difficult drive and night hike to find this species...thanks goes to my friend Jose.


Jan 10, 2019

Jan 7, 2019

Hybrid

Wild Hybrid Macaw in Costa Rica.  (Scarlet Macaw x Endangered Great Green Macaw)