I have just returned from an incredible trip to Costa Rica on a recce for a landscape and wildlife photography holiday that I am running in association with Pioneer Expeditions. Costa Rica is genuinely one of the most exciting destinations I have visited for both landscape and wildlife photography so I am extremely excited to share this trip! You can see my favourite images from the trip in the Costa Rica Photography Highlights gallery, or for a full write up, read on!
The main focus for the photography holiday is wildlife photography. On the recce I spent hours at bird feeders photographing numerous spectacular species including toucans, parakeets and woodpeckers. I also had a magic morning floating along the banks of the thick pristine primary rainforest of Tortuguero National Park capturing the Basilisk Lizard, Monitor Lizard, Caiman, Monkeys and Tiger Herons to name just a few of the highlights. I came face to face with sloths, set up multi-flash hummingbird shots, organised frog shoots, hunted the stunning bright green Quetzal and watched monkeys play in the trees. I’m exhausted just remembering how many photos I took…and that’s just the shortlist! Although we will be visiting many national parks, one of the best things about Costa Rica is that the wildlife is everywhere. On one occasion while on a landscape shoot at sunrise on Punta Leona Beach, I turned around to find I had an audience of three Coati peering through the undergrowth.