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The Eye of the Caiman

Spectacled caiman, photographed in one of the canals of Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica. Often hidden in the murky waters, they are well camouflaged. Spectacled caimans, like all of the wildlife in Tortuguero National Park, are well protected. The area is only accessible via boat or plane. Canoing is the most respectful way to observe wildlife and the most exciting, as this picture illustrates.

TAGS: Caiman, Costa Rica, Nature, Reptile, Wildlife

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© Dieter Turk.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2014
Total Views: 295
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2014, 2:33 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Focal Length: 300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO1000
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