Latin America

Sunset over Tikal

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Free diving in the Caribbean

I had my first chance to use my GoPro while snorkeling in Bocas del Toro, Panama. This shot was from about 10 feet down, and really shows the beautiful green that this water turned when the sun came out.GOPR2297.jpg

Northern Lesser Anteater – Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

We came close to a Norther Lesser Anteater (Tamandua mexicana) while hiking in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. The pattern on it’s coat was surprisingly beautiful, and it was quick to climb a tree once it noticed us – they have terrible eyesight and walked very close to us before it realized we were standing frozen on the trail next to it! Very strong smell, almost like a skunk, so if you’re hiking in the park and smell skunk, it’s most likely one of these!

corcovado-anteater

Mayan Temple in Tikal

It’s not hard to see how Mayan cities of old can be swallowed by the jungle. This temple in Tikal, Guatemala stands well above the nearby trees, and is adorned with a special room at the top for priests to perform rituals.Temple in Tikal.JPG

Mayan Ball Court

Restored and kept in pristine conditions, this ball court at Quirigua, Guatemala constantly has the jungle creeping back towards it. I found a few ripe avocado and mango trees just behind the structures in the background, and happily made a fresh snack from the fruit that had fallen.

Mayan Ball Court copia

Lake Atitlan at Daybreak

The subdued blues of the rising sun over Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, highlight how serene the mountains surrounding the lake appear at the break of day. By early morning, the towns and villages surrounding this highland lake are buzzing with farmers, artisans, trade boats, and tourists.

Atitlan rising

Turtles in Monterrico

Turtle mural

Turtle mural on the beach in Monterrico, Guatemala

Buildings on a coffee farm

View of a portion of a coffee farm in Costa Rica

View of a portion of a coffee farm in Costa Rica