San Francisco Village & Clavero Lake

May 02, 2018 - Delfin II

Today we had the great opportunity to visit a small local community by the river’s edge called San Francisco. Under the tuff conditions these people live we were surprised on how well adapted they are to live from the river and forest that surrounds them, and how friendly and openly they welcomed us to their homes and lives.

For the afternoon we visited by skiff Clavero Lake. An oxbow lake created, that was formerly the rivers main course, but as the river meanders down to the ocean on these very flat lowlands, it will occasionally create a shortcut, leaving behind a lake that will eventually fill up with sediment.

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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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