Clavero Lake

Oct 21, 2017 - Delfin II

Today as the end of our trip approaches, we visited another great spot called Clavero Lake. Clavero Lake is actually an oxbow-lake, created by the powerful river as it meanders down towards the ocean. It moves like a serpent through the very vast flat sedimentary plains accumulated over the last millions of years by the river itself.

At some point the river creates a shortcut and cuts through, leaving behind an oxbow-lake that slowly and eventually will fill up with sediment and disappear.

When flying into this area, the innumerable scars left behind by this never ending process are even visible from the air.

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José Calvo

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Nicknamed “Indio” (Indian) because of his powers of observation and quiet nature, José has almost two decades of experience working as a naturalist and photography guide; as well as being recognized as an expert birder and nature photographer in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is rich in biodiversity — over 893 bird species have been recorded in the country. Since very young José spent all of his free time in the outdoors in the forest, where he soon fell in love with the birds. He particularly enjoys listening to their calls, and watching their behavior. Oddly enough, another one of Jose’s passions is science and technology, and because of this, he was among the first in Costa Rica to experiment with digital photography. As the technology quickly improved so did his love for it.  He truly believes that nature photography is the perfect combination of both of his passions.

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