Casual Trail / Nauta Creek

May 08, 2018 - Delfin II

We left the ship early this morning and before breakfast to explore one of the tributaries of the Amazon by skiff. It was cloudy and dark, but the weather started quickly to improve. We saw right away several individual sloths scattered each one of them on its own tree. All of them totally wet and already positioned on the highest branches of the trees, craving for the morning sun to dry and warm them up.

For after a fantastic breakfast onboard the Delfin II we visited by foot the trail at Casual. This is always a great place to find wildlife, thanks to the aid of local scouts from a nearby community that look for things inside the forest and then come back out to shows us something or to lead us to where something interesting is. Poison dart frogs, tarantulas, snakes of different kinds, and other very interesting things.

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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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