Crazy critters of Costa Rica

Poison Dart Frog

Granular poison frog (Oophaga granulifera)

Here’s a collection of some of the critters I encountered in Costa Rica. All pictures were taken on the Osa peninsula, in the southeast of the country, close to the Panamanian border. This area is known for its great biodiversity.

I took some photos in Puerto Jimenez, in the hostel’s backyard. Already in town, wildlife was plentiful. Scarlet Macaws and Tucans were gathered in the trees, and on the mangrove walk, Spectacled Caiman could be seen. Insects and arachnids were also plentiful, and I didn’t even have to leave the hostel to see them.

Still, this was nothing compared to what I found in Dos Brazos, around the “Bolita” jungle hostel. Every day (and night), I walked through the jungle, I found an amazing abundance of animals. Arthropods are countless, Anole Lizards and snakes were also plentiful, and I even encountered larger animals, like the Tamandua, and Macaws, and Tucans; one could hear the Howler Monkeys in the morning, but I never saw them. To me this was paradise!








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