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14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Keel-Billed Toucan

A wild keel-billed toucan perches on a branch during a rainstorm in Costa Rica. I captured this image during a photography tour of Costa Rica focused on documenting its incredible bird population. Costa Rica comprises less than one percent of the world's land mass, but five percent of its biodiversity. I am hoping this image, and others that I captured there, will encourage people to travel to this country, inform them of the marvelous wildlife heritage we enjoy there and inspire greater appreciation of what we still have to preserve for future generations.

This photo is a finalist in the Sustainable Travel category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

TAGS: Animal, Bird, Costa Rica

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Newport, Kentucky, United States of America
Member since 2015
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.22.17 Editors' Pick Finalist
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Dennis Zaebst.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2016
Total Views: 5397
Total Favorites: 9
Filed Under: Sustainable Travel
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: July 12, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO4000
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