Clavero lake & Puerto Prado

Nov 04, 2017 - Delfin II


Today we explored some more of the tributaries of the Amazon by skiff. There is always something new to see and look for in the vast region.

We visited during the morning the oxbow lake of Clavero. Formerly Clavero was the main river, meandering down towards the ocean like a serpent through the extensive alluvial flat plains, but over the years with the seasons, the eroding action of the ups and downs of the water (specially the ups) carved and cut through, leaving behind a lake that will fill up with sediment in the years to come.

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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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