Friday, April 10, 2009

Tortuguero jungle

This is a typical scene of the jungle in the rivers, canals and waterways that surround Tortuguero like a maze. You can get an idea of the lush plant life and biodiversity for which Costa Rica is famous. There are 10,000 species of plants in tiny Costa Rica (which is the size of Switzerland or West Virginia).

I have been showing photos of Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast for the last few weeks. I post this photo as a way to summarize the area before saying goodbye. Tomorrow I will show you how we left, then I will return to showing photos of our sunny Pacific coast area around Tamarindo.

10 comments:

m_m said...

It looks beautiful and so calm!

brattcat said...

Beautiful, Dave. That water looks straight out of an impressionist painting.

Sharon said...

I love the reflection in the water. It is amazing how such a small country can have such diverse plant life, wild life, and climate in such a small area.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Sharon,
What I probably should have explained in my post is that one of the reasons for the amazing biodiversity of Costa Rica is its location. It is at a narrow junction of two continents, mixing the north end of the plants and animals of South America and the south end of the plants and animals of North America.

JM said...

This is just what Tortuguero looks like! I love this habitat!
Looking forward to read the night attack in the jungle! :-)

istanbuldailyphoto said...

Here, nature-related photos too. After that my blog will be the follower. Greetings.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

so beautiful and I love the reflection

Jarart said...

Just the thing to look at to calm the nerves.

glenda said...

Such a valuable resource, so glad the people there value and protect the plants and animals. Nice calm serene photo.

henny said...

Your Jungle Photo series remind me of my childhood spent in the jungle of West Papua loooooong time ago..., the river, the animals look no difference.

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