Costa Rica is stunning. It is one of those countries where you don’t need to seek out the gems, because you are completely surrounded by spectacular scenery and nature. Around any corner there might be a sloth or monkey hanging from a tree!
Hours were spent at bird feeders photographing toucans, parakeets, woodpeckers and hummingbirds. I also had a magical morning floating through Tortuguero National Park capturing photos of Basilisk Lizards, Monitor Lizards, Caiman, Monkeys and Tiger Herons to name just a few of the highlights. One of the best things about Costa Rica is that the wildlife is everywhere. On one occasion while on a sunrise landscape shoot on Punta Leona Beach, I turned around to find I had an audience of three Coati peering through the undergrowth.
From a landscape photography perspective, Costa Rica is hard to beat! The perfect cone of Arenal Volcano is a landscape photographer’s dream, and walking on hanging bridges at dawn offers a truly unique vantage point to capture the rainforest. Watching the sky catch fire at sunrise on a completely deserted beach on the Pacific Coast was another highlight.