Caño Negro, Wildlife Cruise

A pineapple plantation appeared to be the gateway to the cruise
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A pineapple plantation appeared to be the gateway to the cruise


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The bus trip passed a pineapple factory
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The bus trip passed a pineapple factory


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The bus trip passed a ramshackle house
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The bus trip passed a ramshackle house


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The bus trip passed pineapple plants being planted
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The bus trip passed pineapple plants being planted


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The tour company provided a wide range of tours
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The tour company provided a wide range of tours


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Workers scrambled to start a tractor
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Workers scrambled to start a tractor


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At long last, wetlands and birds
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At long last, wetlands and birds


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Birds seen were Northern Jacanas, a Roseate
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Birds seen were Northern Jacanas, a Roseate


Spoonbill, and a Great Egret   •  Hotel Lomas del Volcán, Caño Negro Wildlife Cruise   •  (11 September 2008) La Fortuna, Costa Rica   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #08_1779TNT
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The bus trip ended at the El Caimán Restaurant and Bar
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The bus trip ended at the El Caimán Restaurant and Bar


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The El Caimán was typically open to the air
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The El Caimán was typically open to the air


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The boat reminded us of a Disney attraction
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The boat reminded us of a Disney attraction


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A single-lane automobile bridge crossed the river
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A single-lane automobile bridge crossed the river


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The first animal seen was a dragonfly on a seat back
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The first animal seen was a dragonfly on a seat back


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On the shore was seen a Green Basilisk
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On the shore was seen a Green Basilisk


(also known as a Jesus Christ Lizard)   •  Hotel Lomas del Volcán, Caño Negro Wildlife Cruise   •  (11 September 2008) La Fortuna, Costa Rica   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #13_1859TNT
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Five tourists, a guide and pilot made for a pleasant group
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Five tourists, a guide and pilot made for a pleasant group


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A line of bats masquerades as a poisonous snake
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A line of bats masquerades as a poisonous snake


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They wiggle and flutter when approached (as by the boat)
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They wiggle and flutter when approached (as by the boat)


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A Green Basilisk pretended to be part of a bush
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A Green Basilisk pretended to be part of a bush


(also known as a Jesus Christ Lizard)   •  Hotel Lomas del Volcán, Caño Negro Wildlife Cruise   •  (11 September 2008) La Fortuna, Costa Rica   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #17_1874TNT
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Two Mangrove Swallows waited on a log mid-stream
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Two Mangrove Swallows waited on a log mid-stream


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A Neotropic Cormorant was barely visible in the shadows
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A Neotropic Cormorant was barely visible in the shadows


(a lucky find)   •  Hotel Lomas del Volcán, Caño Negro Wildlife Cruise   •  (11 September 2008) La Fortuna, Costa Rica   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #19_1912TNT
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A second dragonfly visited the boat
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A second dragonfly visited the boat


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The river, if followed all the way, would end at Nicaragua
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The river, if followed all the way, would end at Nicaragua


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A caiman made a hasty retreat at river's edge
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A caiman made a hasty retreat at river's edge


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Two Mangrove Swallows sang on twigs mid-river
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Two Mangrove Swallows sang on twigs mid-river


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A tree leaned gracefully over the river
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A tree leaned gracefully over the river


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The cruise ended at formerly fenced wetlands
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The cruise ended at formerly fenced wetlands


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Bryan and Terry weathered yet another jungle adventure
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Bryan and Terry weathered yet another jungle adventure


Hotel Lomas del Volcán, Caño Negro Wildlife Cruise   •  (11 September 2008) La Fortuna, Costa Rica   •  Photo taken by the guide Jaime   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #27_3900BCX
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The guide Jaime could spot the most invisible birds
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The guide Jaime could spot the most invisible birds


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The couple from Chile spoke no English but were a delight
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The couple from Chile spoke no English but were a delight


Hotel Lomas del Volcán, Caño Negro Wildlife Cruise   •  (11 September 2008) La Fortuna, Costa Rica   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #29_3940BCX
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The boat pilot was also excellent at spotting wildlife
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The boat pilot was also excellent at spotting wildlife


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The man from Tokyo was surprised by a large grasshopper
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The man from Tokyo was surprised by a large grasshopper


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The trip ended back at the restaurant grounds
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The trip ended back at the restaurant grounds


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Some flowers appeared to have teeth
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Some flowers appeared to have teeth


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The man from Tokyo explored the grounds after lunch
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The man from Tokyo explored the grounds after lunch


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On the drive back we saw yet more wetland birds
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On the drive back we saw yet more wetland birds


Hotel Lomas del Volcán, Caño Negro Wildlife Cruise   •  (11 September 2008) La Fortuna, Costa Rica   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #35_3933BCX
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Among them were a Spoonbill and a Great Egret
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Among them were a Spoonbill and a Great Egret


Hotel Lomas del Volcán, Caño Negro Wildlife Cruise   •  (11 September 2008) La Fortuna, Costa Rica   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #36_2119TNT
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