This is a bin of the fruits of the cashew tree. The cashew nuts themselves are inside the grew part of the fruit, one nut per piece of fruit.
Pineapples for Sale
We stopped at a small market on the way from San Jose to Monteverde. Here is a selection of pineapple hanging up next to a small restaurant.
Purple and Red Flowers
Unidentified flowers from Monteverde area of Costa Rica.
Violet Saprewing at Feeder
This is a Violet Saprewing humming bird on a feeder. Taken at the hummingbird feeders on the way to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
This is a Violet Saprewing humming bird captured in flight. Taken at the hummingbird feeders on the way to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
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Green Crown Brilliant at Feeder
This is a male Green Crown Brilliant humming bird sitting on a bird feeder. Taken at the hummingbird feeders on the way to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
We were lucky to see this Resplendent Quetzel bird in the parking lot of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve.
This Black Guan was also visible in the trees next to the parking lot of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve.
Cloud Forest Bridge
This is the one and only suspension bridge in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve.
Cloud Forest Flower
An unidentified flower seen in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve.
A pretty collection of air plants growing near the top of a tall tree in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, seen from a suspension bridge on the Sky Walk.
Thunbergia (Sky Flower)
These are flowers from the Thunbergia genus, common known as sky flowers. These were seen along the path in the Sky Trek in the Monteverde Cloud Forest.
This Blue-crowned Motmot (identification uncertain) was seen outside the Bat Jungle in Monteverde.
A Great Kiskadee bird seen ina tree in Monteverde.
Rose Breasted Grosbeaks
Two Rose Crested Grosbeaks in action in Monteverde.
Sunset from Monteverde
Sunset seen from the Hotel Fonta Vela in Monteverde. The pacific coast of Costa Rica can barely be made out in the distance.
This big, red flower was growing on the lawn outside of the artiest store in Monteverde.
Strangler Fig Hollow Interior
Strangler figs grow up around other trees and eventually strangle them, causing the supporting tree to die. Years later, the fig vines remain with a hollow interior where the host tree once grew. This is a picture taken inside of a strangler fig vine, where a host tree once grew, aiming up towards the sky.
Strangler Fig Exterior
This is a picture of Strangler Fig vines, long after the host tree has died off and decayed away.
Hamadrymas Butterfly Close Up
Close up picture of the head of a Hamadrymas Butterfly butterfly. (Butterfly Gardens in Monteverde.)
A Malachite Bufferfly seen in the Butterfly Garden in Monteverde.
An Orange Julia butterfly from the Butterfly Garden in Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Crocodiles in Water
A pack of American Crocodiles seen from a bridge crossing a river in Costa Rica.
A White-headed Capuchin Monkey seen along the trail in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.
American Crocodile in River
This American Crocodile passed next to our Zodiac in the Agujitas River in Costa Rica.
One of the Zodiacs traveling down the Agujitas River in Costa Rica, with a naturalist and guests from the National Geographic Sea Lion.
A Snowy Egret perched in a tree along the Agujitas River in Costa Rica.