Pacaya Samiria Preserve

Nov 03, 2017 - Delfin II

During the night the Delfin II reached the farthest away area of our exploration trip, but before starting the long journey back to Nauta (where we started our trip), and in order to maximize our reach even beyond into the huge Pacaya Samiria preserve of Peru, we started the day making an extra effort. We departed by skiff during the night before dawn. The idea is to be at the heart of Pacaya Samiria when the sun comes out, and the activity and the light is the best.

So we did… And it payed off, the sights today and the scenery were just spectacular, red howler monkeys, large black caimans, jabiru storks, Amazon giant river otters!

And full served breakfast at the park-ranger station (thanks to our hard-working crew). 

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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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