Costa Rica: Wildlife


Notes: My family just got back from a week long trip in Costa Rica. I took all of the pictures with an iPhone.

The last frog shot is of a critter trying to sleep while we were shining lights in his eyes taking pictures. The white mesh on his eye is his eyelid.

The ants carrying bits of leaves and flowers are called leaf-cutter ants. There are two-lane highways of ants in the jungle going up trees, harvesting leaves, and then coming down the other lane and back to their nest. The ants mix the leaves and flowers with saliva, in order to cultivate a specific type of fungus. They are farmers: they eat only the fungus.

The scorpion is a glow-in-the-dark critter. The picture was taken at night.

The pictures of crocodiles were taken from a bridge 30 feet above the river. The crocs are huge. The largest is literally around 20 feet long.

If you like these photos, click here to see my travel pictures from Bali, and here to see my travel pictures from France.

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