Costa Rica is justifiably proud of its biodiversity. The National Commission for Biodiversity Management has just added 5,000 additional species of plants and animals that have been documented in Costa Rica and are now added to the inventory of species found here.
Among the additions are 650 additional species of mushrooms. That is why I am showing this photo of some mushrooms from a hike in the forest at Rincon de la Vieja National Park, northeast of Tamarindo.
I will explain more about the new flora and fauna tomorrow.
This week we are showing photos from Tanzania on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site, featuring photos of elephants and giraffes, including some teenage elephants fighting.