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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.
We saw several Blue Heron, and, also-blue butterflies! (no picture of the butterflies unfortunately)
Oh boy – a Three-Toed Sloth! Later, we also saw a Two-Toed Sloth that was actually moving!
Carlos, our sharp-eyed guide
Carlos spotted a Howler Monkey soon after we got in the boat.
Look carefully – a large Caiman lurks
We heard these Howler Monkeys long before we saw them! They are loud!!
The elegant Great Snowy Egret
The hanging nests of the Montezuma Oropendola
Actually smaller than it looks here, we spied a baby crocodile.
Can you see the Iguana?
This Iguana is easier to spot!
Basking in the sunshine
Exposed coral – the result of a 1991 earthquake which raised the level of the land