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photos: caño negro national wildlife refuge in Costa Rica [last updated 27-Aug-2013]


Below you will find a collection of photos from Costa Rica. Pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler, copyright 2008. While these images are the property of mongabay.com, it may be permissible to use them for non-commercial purposes (like powerpoint presentations and school projects), provided that the images are not altered in any form. Please read this for more details. If you are interested in using an image in a publication please contact me.









Baby caiman



Black-headed trogon (Trogon melanocephalus)



Spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ornatus)



The Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) is found on the Atlantic slope of Costa Rica



Baby caiman [costa-rica_0208]



Pale-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus)



Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)



Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta palliata)



Long-nosed Bats (Rhynchonycteris naso) mimicking a vine on a tree trunk



Spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ornatus) [costa-rica_0294]



Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta palliata) [costa-rica_0261]



Common Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) [costa-rica_0070]



Black-headed trogon (Trogon melanocephalus) [costa-rica_0272]



Flowering bromeliad [costa-rica_0124]



Anhinga or snake bird (Anhinga anhinga) drying its wings after a dive



Kapok tree towering over the forest



Black-headed trogon (Trogon melanocephalus) [costa-rica_0278]



Common Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons)



Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) [costa-rica_0029]



Flower [costa-rica_0225]



Neotropical cormorants in a line



Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) [costa-rica_0108]



Flower bromeliad and lavendar orchids in Costa Rica



Pale-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) [costa-rica_0329]



Pair of caiman on a log



Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)



Baby caiman [costa-rica_0203]



Kapok tree towering over the forest [costa-rica-d_0009]



Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus)



Mother caiman protecting her young



Black-headed trogon (Trogon melanocephalus) [costa-rica_0280]



Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)



Spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ornatus) feeding on a tamarind



Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)



Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)



Flower bromeliad and lavendar orchids in Costa Rica [costa-rica_0147]



Spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ornatus) [costa-rica_0285]



Mother caiman protecting her young [costa-rica_0181]



Spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ornatus) feeding on a tamarind [costa-rica_0286]



Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea) [costa-rica_0046]



Male howler monkey



Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) [costa-rica_0064]



Spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi ornatus) [costa-rica_0291]



Neotropical cormorants (Phalacrocorax olivaceus).



Vulture in flight



Orange flowers



Neotropical cormorants in a line [costa-rica_0041]



Lavendar flowers on a tree



The Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) is found on the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica [costa-rica_0121]



Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis)



Common Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) [costa-rica_0071a]



Find the Three-toed Sloth (hint: male sloths have a stripe on their back)



Green-headed lizard, perhaps a juvenile green basilisk



Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta palliata) [costa-rica_0256]



Pale-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) [costa-rica_0320]



Baby caiman [costa-rica_0206]



Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum) [costa-rica_0234]



The Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) is found on the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica



Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) [costa-rica_0028]



Black-headed trogon (Trogon melanocephalus) [costa-rica_0274]



Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) [costa-rica_0034]



Common Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) [costa-rica_0277]



Kapok tree towering over the forest [costa-rica-d_0007]



Common Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)



White-faced Capuchin (Cebus capucinus) [costa-rica_0281]



Costa Rican Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus)



Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis)



Roseated Spoonbills (Platalea ajaja) in flight



Kapok tree towering over the forest [costa-rica-d_0006]



Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis)



Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) wading



Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons)



Great Egret (Ardea alba)



Pale-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis) [costa-rica_0089]



Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) [costa-rica_0347]



Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica)



Flower bromeliad and lavendar orchids in the wild



Caiman hatchlings



Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)



Marshy wetlands in Costa Rica's Cano Negro near the Nicaraguan border



Gray-necked Wood-Rail (Aramides cajanea)



Common Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) with its mouth open



Mother and baby black howler Monkeys (Alouatta palliata)



Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) in flight



Pale-throated Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus tridactylus) [costa-rica_0325]



Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis) [costa-rica_0313]



Anhinga or snake bird (Anhinga anhinga)



Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona) [costa-rica_0062]



Cannon ball tree (Couroupita guianensis) [costa-rica_0247]



Flower bromeliad and lavendar orchids in Costa Rica [costa-rica_0144]



Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis) [costa-rica_0312]



Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta palliata) [costa-rica_0254]



Caiman on the Rio Frio river bank



Banyan roots [costa-rica_0210]



Baby caiman [costa-rica_0200]



Rio Frio in Cosa Rica



Vulture in flight [costa-rica_0138]



Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum) [costa-rica_0240]



Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) [costa-rica_0164]



Black-headed trogon hidden among leaves



Pair of Amazon Kingfishers (Chloroceryle amazona)



Common Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons) [costa-rica_0067]



Mangrove swallow (Tachycineta albilinea)



Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis) [costa-rica_0298]



Mangrove swallow (Tachycineta albilinea) [costa-rica_0241]



Black-headed trogon (Trogon melanocephalus) [costa-rica_0275]



Caiman hatchlings [costa-rica_0183]



Mangrove swallows (Tachycineta albilinea)



Gray-necked Wood-Rail (Aramides cajanea) [costa-rica_0132]



Green-headed lizard, perhaps a juvenile green basilisk [costa-rica_0189]



Anhinga or snake bird (Anhinga anhinga) [costa-rica_0174]



Tree with lavendar flowers [costa-rica_0161]



White-faced Capuchin (Cebus capucinus) [costa-rica_0304]



Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum) [costa-rica_0237]



Flowering bromeliad [costa-rica_0125]



Tourist boats on the Cano Negro



Green-headed lizard, perhaps a juvenile green basilisk [costa-rica_0194]



Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum) [costa-rica_0232]



Kapok tree towering over the forest [costa-rica-d_0005]



Bird in flight




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