Sarapiqui and the Saripiqui River

May 23, 2012  •  2 Comments

We spent the morning at the Selva Verde Lodge working on some macro and nature  shots  around the beautiful property.  Later on in the afternoon we took a trip on the Saripiqui River.  It wasn't easy taking sharp pictures from the moving boat!

 

Here is a Green Poisonous Dart Frog.  The very small amount of poison the frog possesses is enough to make a human ill, however will only release its poison if it feels threatened.  This little guy was actually handled by our guides- apparently if it is held by a calm and relaxed human it is safe to hold.  We were warned not to touch them.

 

Here is a different view where you can see its behind.

 

This little guy is called a Blue-jeans Frog or Strawberry Poison-dart Frog.  It has a brilliant red head(well this guy looks more orange- perhaps due to the lighting) and blue-to-purple legs so it was very colourful.  

 

Normally I am not into photographing spiders, however a few of our group were very interested in them so I thought I would join in.  I had to admit that the spider is colourful and kind of  interesting.

 

One more spider picture.

 

In the afternoon we floated down the Saripiqui River on a small river boat.  There were houses along some of the shore line and the kids love to play and swim in the river.

 

Here were a couple of boys fishing.

 

A young Costa Rican enjoying the afternoon.

 

This guy looked serious about his fishing.

 

Here is a shot which shows just how beautiful the river was with its surrounding trees.  You can also  see other boats  floating in the river.  I really liked how the light fell on the trees and grass.  

 

Here is another river picture taken from a different place.  I liked the reflections of the trees and clouds.

 

Here was a bird pointed out to us on our river cruise.  It is either a Cormorant or an Anhinga (Cormorant-like bird).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Comments

wendy sanborne(non-registered)
Guess I should have waited to post. I looked the bird up in my Costa Rica notes. It's called the Anhinga (snake) bird.
wendy sanborne(non-registered)
I love the tree frogs--not so much the spiders though you took great shots. I know that bird--I'll try to look up my notes to let you know the name. Nice job Marsha
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