Casual Trail and Yanayacu River

Oct 16, 2017 - Delfin II


Our first day of exploration began with a visit to an interesting trail in Tierra Firme. This trail is close to a small village called Casual. Welcomed and guided by locals, we enjoyed everything the trail had to offer. In the afternoon, we explored the Yanayacu River by skiff and kayak.

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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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