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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Wildlife Photography - Costa Rica Photo Tour

I am off to Costa Rica for a wildlife photo shoot. Will be visiting a few reserves on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and in between. Costa Rica is a small democracy in Central America with breath taking sceneries and abundant wildlife in the many national parks and reserves around the country.  

I will be concentrating on Hummingbirds, Toucans and Sea Turtles. Hummingbirds are found only in the Western Hemisphere, from southeastern Alaska to southern Chile. Many species live in tropical Central America. There are more than 300 species of Hummingbirds and Costa Rica has over 50 species within its borders. For those interested in Hummers, take a look at my article on how and where to photograph them.

Costa Rica hosts the largest Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) rookery in the Western Hemisphere and also has an important nesting populations of Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) and Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) Turtles. Time permitting, I will do some Humpback whale photography on the Pacific coast as well.

Bringing 3 pieces of new Canon gear and testing them extensively again - EOS-7D Mk II camera, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II and EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II lenses.  In addition, I will be bringing the old favorites - EOS-1D X , EOS-1D Mk IV and EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x Extender lens.

It may not be easy for me to keep in touch because of my traveling schedule and sporadic Internet access but I will do my best. Have to wait till I return in late April to reconnect and write my blog again.

In the meantime, visit my website to see photos and read stories from my previous wildlife trips around the globe. Wish me luck on my trip. My Tiger and Rhino safari shoot in India last month was just average. I need a break to get some spectacular sightings and encounters this time.   

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