Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

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Costa Rica – a country-reserve, where a riot of wild flora and fauna surrounded by mountains and oceans. In Costa Rica for more than 70 national parks, almost 30% of the country’s protected areas. It is home to a lot of different animals.

However, much more interesting to observe crocodiles up close. On the river Tarcoles there are several places where you can ask for a ride on a boat. At the same time, by the way, on this river a lot of different birds, but more on that next time.

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Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

It is believed that crocodiles appeared about 250 million years ago in the Triassic period. Of living organisms, the closest relatives of crocodiles – the birds.

All crocodilians have any names. This was called Lady Gaga

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

And this friend, sad lying among the yellow leaves, kakbe telling us that autumn came, I met on the Sarapiqui River. Crocodiles there rarity:

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

On the Costa Rica huge number of lizards in general and iguanas in particular. In the dry season (December to April), iguanas can be found almost everywhere (although in extreme trip in January of this year, surprisingly, no iguana, except flattened out on the road, has not been met). They often sit on the branches of trees or on the warm sand near the sea and basking. Lots of iguanas on the Sarapiqui River.

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

By the way, thanks to the bright colors, quiet disposition and getting on with everyone, common iguanas are often bred and kept in the premises as pets.

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Through a flexible tail animal is not only a good swimmer, but also able to apply the tough-as-whip strikes. Like many other species of lizards, the animal can leave the tail in the teeth or claws of a predator, and eventually grow a new one.

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

And it’s green basilisk . Often it is then called a lizard Jesus Christ for what he is able to run on water. This is a male:

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

It doe. It is smaller and without ridges:

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, home to four species of monkeys. Howler monkeys , probably the largest and certainly the most vociferous of the monkeys of the country. They shout very loudly. At night in the woods even get scared …

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Central American spider monkey . This and a couple of her colleagues were very aggressive attitude. The monkeys were trying to cast aside our branches, thrown off a log, and then tried to piss and obgadit! Be careful in the forests of Costa Rica!

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Capuchin – perhaps the most common monkey in Costa Rica:

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

They were fun to watch

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Sometimes the Capuchins, in spite of its small size, can attack a person in order to select something. This recently been robbed of some tourists backpack and pulled out Twix.

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Squirrel monkey, or squirrel monkey lives in Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific Ocean:

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Because of the characteristic color of the head (light patches around the eyes in a dark face), squirrel monkeys are sometimes called “dead head”.

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Among primates squirrel monkeys at the highest proportion of total brain mass to body weight (1/17) is approximately two times higher than in humans.

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Well, in the end some dragonflies and butterflies. They are in Costa Rica is also complete.

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

Butterflies, fossils are known from the Jurassic period, are now one of the most species-rich groups of insects – in the squad there are more than 158,000 species.

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica

To be continued. The second part will be crabs, birds, lizards …

Photos of the Day: Wildlife of Costa Rica
Photos: Peter USHANOVA

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