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Here are a few photographs that I took on my recent trip to Costa Rica. These are a follow up to the previous post of the surf photos that were posted a few days ago. We were in the area of Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Crazy Spider

This is one of the craziest spiders I've ever seen.


When I first saw this spider I had to do a double take. I couldn’t believe at first that it was in fact a spider. After closer examination, 8 legs, web etc I concluded it to be a spider. On vegetation full of flowers these spiders were spinning webs all over this plant (more of a bush) because the abundance of butterflies feeding on the flowers. These spiders would weave their cluster of webs and wait for an unsuspecting butterfly. Instead of finding lunch a few butterflies became lunch.

Howler Monkey Costa Rica

Howler Monkey


This picture of a Howler Monkey was taken right from our cabana. We stayed at this great little resort called Gumbo Limbo, set right in the jungle on the side of a small mountain overlooking the ocean. You can check the surf right from the pool. One evening a pack of about 12 Howler Monkeys came out of the jungle and made their way across the property over the period of an hour eating their fill along the way.

Lady Bug on giant leaf

Lady Bug on giant leaf

This was a very large lady bug, it’s hard to tell from this image because the leaf is about the size of your torso. On this particular shot I was trying to make use of negative space. I made a number of macro/close up shots of the lady bug but really liked this shot because the use of negative space. Plus it’s a little different from shots you normally see (I’m all about unique perspectives).

Turquoise macro beatle bug

Turquoise Bug


This guy was really cool. I’ve never seen an insect like this. It was so colorful. Macro photography with critters is fun especially when you get to photograph species you’ve never seen in person.
Lizard

Lizard


This photograph of a lizard was taken on a 5 hr hike through the rain forest. The lizard was sunning itself on a fallen tree right next to the trail. Rounding one of the many dense jungle corners we stumbled upon a hiker that was stroking the back of the lizard who was not the least bit bothered by some white guy with dreads pretending to be the lizard whisperer.

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On a recent surf trip to Costa Rica I managed to balance shooting and surfing. The waves were pretty good the whole time. Head high to over head mostly. Nothing too big but really fun.

Here are a few surf and wave shots from the trip.

I am going to post some other shots from the trip that are not surf related shortly.

A-Frame Wave Costa Rica

Perfect A-Frame Wave



surfer doing an air

Launch Time



Surfer doing a backside snap

Backside Snap



peeling right hand wave

Fun Right


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