Amazonas community / Yarapa River

Oct 25, 2017 - Delfin II


Today we had the opportunity to visit the very small community of Amazonas, to see how people live here by the river, in a remote part of the World. The river is literally everything for the people here. It is not only the major mode of transportation, but it also provides them with their food. The adjacent forest also gives them food, and materials used to build their homes.

The Amazonas people where very happy to receive us and share a glimpse of their lives.

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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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