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Sunset outside Arenal Volcano National Park - Costa Rica

When my friend and I graduated from George Washington University with a Master in Tourism Administration: Sustainable Destination Management, we visited Costa Rica. Upon finishing our tour of Arenal Volcano National Park with our local guide, I took this picture of the sunset and wind turbines in the distance. This picture represents sustainable travel in several ways: 1) Conservation of nature through alternative revenue generation, 2) Renewable energy sources, and 3) employment of local people as guides. To me a sustainable travel project provides local people with economic benefits while learning to look at their resources in a new way, and it provides visitors greater appreciation of the local people, their beliefs, and their resources.

TAGS: Clouds, Costa Rica, National, Park, Sunset, Sustainable Travel

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Kearney, Nebraska, United States of America
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© Jill Shannon.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2014
Total Views: 21
Total Favorites: 1
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2015, 10:35 p.m.
Camera Make: FUJIFILM
Camera Model: FinePix HS50EXR
Focal Length: 30.3mm
Shutter Speed: 1/280
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION La Fortuna, Costa Rica