One of the overriding reasons to visit Costa Rica is to see the wildlife in their natural environment. We have chosen some of our favourite shots of Reptiles & Sloths, in this first Costa Rican wildlife Ph’tig-tog article. You will also see some images in our second wildlife post, Birds, Bats & Monkeys and also our Flora in Costa Rica article.
Catching a glimpse of a sloth was a must-see for Janis. I was unsure of the consequences if we failed. However I need not have worried. We were wandering around the grounds of the Hotel Parador in Manuel Antonio, high in a tree was a very shy sloth. ?Janis was elated, I was quite pleased too.
We also spotted our first iguana as we enjoyed a mojito. I did not have my camera with me, hence no picture. As a result the camera never left my side after that.
All of the shots were taken on a Canon EOS-1D Mark II N. The lens of choice was the EF100-400mm lens.
One point of note is the humidity in Tortuguero was exceptionally challenging. Therefore if you have any of those sachets of silica gels worth making sure there are a few in your kit bag. if you can keep your camera bag from getting too damp, that would be an advantage. Everything took an age to dry out due to the high humidity.
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