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The American Flag hanging from a barn on the Fourth of July.
Sunlight on my morning walk
Burning Garbage
Landscape Arch, Arches National Park, Utah
Colorado River #3
A giant cliff while hiking in Banff National Park
Sunlight on the Farm
Black hole-Time
Black hole—Social contact
Scarlet Macaws Carara Nat'l Park, Costa Rica
Strokkur Geyser, Arnessysia, Iceland
3 Macaws at ZooAve Costa Rica
Outer Banks Walkway
Beautiful Cicada on a log
an oasis of palm trees
A bee in my back yard
Show your Pride
Leopard posing in Kruger
The Other Side of the Pad
Turtle Power
Watching the world - young girl in the slums of Iquitos Peru
Young captain - This young girl paddling peke pek
Queen of the Coop
15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
3 Macaws at ZooAve Costa Rica

My husband and I first visited ZooAve in Costa Rica over 12 years ago. The photos of the gorgeous Macaws I captured on my little Kodak Easy Share were stunning back then. I returned to Costa Rica for Medical Tourism. I was determined to make an adventure out of my trip to receive 5 dental implants. I had the pleasure of returning to my favorite zoo with my mom. The Macaws were there to greet me once again, this time nestled in a backdrop of lush tropical foliage. (Quite a different setting from 12 years ago.) We were charmed. This photo is one of my favorites.

TAGS: Costa, Costa Rica, Parrot, Rica

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Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Melissa Snyder.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2017
Total Views: 75
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 1, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON
Camera Model: COOLPIX L830
Focal Length: 25.3mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30
Aperture: f4.9
ISO: ISO125
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PHOTO LOCATION Near San Jose, Costa Rica (La Garita), Costa Rica