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Jan 20 - PUERTO LIMÓN, COSTA RICA

sunny 86 °F
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The Tortuguero Canals of Caribbean Costa Rica – another chance for us to see some of Central America’s wildlife – six of us were in a covered shallow-bottom boat, slowly cruising and peering into the trees and shoreline. A Cormorant observed us calmly.

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We saw several Blue Heron, and, also-blue butterflies! (no picture of the butterflies unfortunately)

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Oh boy – a Three-Toed Sloth! Later, we also saw a Two-Toed Sloth that was actually moving!

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Carlos, our sharp-eyed guide

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Carlos spotted a Howler Monkey soon after we got in the boat.

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Look carefully – a large Caiman lurks

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We heard these Howler Monkeys long before we saw them! They are loud!!

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The elegant Great Snowy Egret

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The hanging nests of the Montezuma Oropendola

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Actually smaller than it looks here, we spied a baby crocodile.

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Can you see the Iguana?

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This Iguana is easier to spot!

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Basking in the sunshine

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Happy travelers

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Exposed coral – the result of a 1991 earthquake which raised the level of the land

Posted by Swenigale 15:25 Archived in Costa Rica

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