Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Toucan in the Aviary

One of the aviaries at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a toucan aviary.  I have seen toucans in the wild in Costa Rica several times, but never long or close enough to get a good photo of them.  My toucan sightings in the wild are usually in a dense forest, with dark or heavily dappled light, which makes focusing and setting the correct exposure difficult, and they fly away before I can get a good photo.

The toucan aviary at La Paz Waterfall Gardens offers a delightful opportunity to observe the toucans up close.  Their long, colorful beaks look like something that an artist would draw in a cartoon, not something that would be useful and evolve in nature.

This week we are showing photos of the monumental Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.


Sharon said...

I believe he's got his eye on you.

Judy said...

Now there is a bird that we can all recognize but to see one in the wild would be amazing!

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