At the center top of the photo is a dead tree. I wonder if someone killed the tree to make a better view of the ocean. Some people in our condo building would prefer there there is less vegetation on the beach, but our property management company has quite properly said that they will not touch the trees on the public property of the beach. The Costa Rican environmental authorities have threatened to penalize anyone who who damages the beach trees.
The vegetation along the beach at times is damaged naturally by the salt air and water. The trees can be fragile because they are growing in sand.
We are showing photos of Chicago at night on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week.