COSTA RICA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 3 – TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK - II

by Antonio Gil May. 07, 2021 247 views

The area protected by Tortuguero (turtle catcher) National Park was an archipelago of volcanic islands until alluvial sediments from the interior mountains filled in the spaces and formed a network of marshy islands.

Sand piled up where the river deposited land met the sea, and the turtle nesting beaches of Tortuguero formed.

The exceptionally high rainfall, and rich environment where the freshwater meets the sea makes the beaches, canals, lagoons and wetlands of Tortuguero areas of exceptional biodiversity and opportunity for nature lovers.

The extensive network of freshwater creeks and lagoons behind the beaches of Tortuguero are home to seven species of river turtles, Spectacled Caiman, Southern River Otters, a number of crustaceans, and over 50 species of freshwater fish.

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♫♫ Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica - An excerpt from the PBS Special ♫♫

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Yokai - 1 month, 1 week ago

Truly fantastic photos! These photos make me want to go and live in Costa Rica. If only there were no snakes.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Yokai - 1 month, 1 week ago

Costa Rica is full of snakes. We had a close encounter with two 😊 You'll be able to see them further on. Thanks for your kind words Yokai

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Great set of the nature around you at the time.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 2 weeks ago

We did a tour in the morning (very early) and another one in the afternoon, to try to see as much creatures as we could. It was a wonderful place full of beauty and so quiet.

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Steveandjustyna Nomads 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Wonderful set! Felt like we were there with you...

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Antonio Gil Replied to Steveandjustyna Nomads 1 month, 2 weeks ago

That's exactly what I aim for. Thank you so much 😊

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Thomas Thompson 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Wow really enjoyed that set, that whole set is nice love the critters that just blend in with the foliage, very interesting  thanks for sharing another wonderful set

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

My pleasure dear friend. More to come 😊 Have a great weekend

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

Always look forward for this series thanks my friend You as well have a great weekend

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Francesc 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Amazing captures...I love the first one...Happy weekend Antonio

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Happy weekend my friend and thanks for all the comments and favorites

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R Kuerbovich 1 month, 2 weeks ago

#6Wonderful shot of a basilisco (it's a basilisco, right...?)

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Antonio Gil Replied to R Kuerbovich 1 month, 2 weeks ago

No, it's an iguana. 😊 But thanks anyway 🙏

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