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photo contest slideshow
Baby Tapir
Wormsnake
Kermit the frog
Sloth Highkey
Iguana Eye Closeup
Unexpected Revelation
Just Hanging Out
Splendid Leaf Frog
Sleepy Spider Monkey
Fiery-throated Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Scarlet Macaws Carara Nat'l Park, Costa Rica
3 Macaws at ZooAve Costa Rica
Three-toed Sloth
Fiery-throated hummingbird
Look up!
Tempting a cocodrilo on Rio Tarcoles
Rhinoceros Spear-beares about to lay her eggs
Dendrobates Auratus "Mint" (Costa Rica)
A fraction of a second
Milky way and tree
The colossal Arenal
kingfisher Pygmy
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Scarlet Macaws Carara Nat'l Park, Costa Rica

I recently visited to Costa Rica in January 2017 for Medical Tourism. After surgery to place 5 dental implants, I was determined to see as much of the country as I could. A friendly local, an older gentlemen, we met on the bus to Jaco, suggested a stop at Carara. I am so grateful, as it was one of the most memorable experiences I ever had. How fortunate for my mom and I, to happen to arrive during nesting season and capture some fantastic photos of these beauties over 30 feet up in a hollowed out tree.

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Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States of America
Member since 2017
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2017
Total Views: 50
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 1, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON
Camera Model: COOLPIX L830
Focal Length: 163.2mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f5.9
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Jaco, Costa Rica, Costa Rica