COSTA RICA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 3 – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK

by Antonio Gil May. 05, 2021 277 views

Most of the park is low alluvial floodplain (sea level to 20m) which extends far inland, and is occasionally interrupted by isolated volcanic hills of 100-300 m. An intricate network of blackwater canals and creeks dissect palm swamps and mixed rainforest throughout the region. The natural vegetation of the area progresses from the poorly-drained swamp forests in the lowlands near the coast to tropical wet and pre-montane forests further inland at higher elevations. Forest species composition gradually shifts from coastal scrub to huge expanses of Raphia palm swamp and mixed species along waterway margins, to tall multi-layered evergreen forests. Canopy trees may exceed 60 m in height with girths of 1-2 m, some with massive buttressing. Species diversity of both plants and animals is very high here -- among the highest in Costa Rica.

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before leaving the lodge to an early visit to Tortuguero national park by boat

before leaving the lodge to an early visit to Tortuguero national park by boat

Rain ahead – Teresa's picture

Rain ahead – Teresa's picture

♫♫ Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica ♫♫

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Love the water/sky photos, peaceful! smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 1 week ago

Thank you Camellia. 🙏🙏

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Marilyn Grimble 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Pixel perfection! Mxx

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 1 month, 2 weeks ago

More pixels than perfection 😊

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Sabine Phb 1 month, 2 weeks ago

#2 What an amazing sky and landscape, and what a trip you are making! Great photography.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sabine Phb 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Sabine. Costa Rica was a surprise at every corner.

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Thomas Thompson 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Beautiful!!   My favorite is #4 and #5

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Antonio Gil Replied to Thomas Thompson 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much my friend

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Francesc 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Excellent images...Great captures Antonio...Happy days!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thank you Francesc. Happy days my friend

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Berckmans Peter 1 month, 2 weeks ago

#4 is a beauty

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 month, 2 weeks ago

This was very early in the morning. We did a similar boat tour in the afternoon. Thanks Peter

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