Casual Trail & Nauta Caño

Jul 03, 2018 - Delfin II


As we always like to do, this morning we woke up before dawn to explore the tributaries of the Amazon by skiff before breakfast. Just as the sun started to peek over the low vegetation we sped out in our skiffs, eager to explore the adjacent forest to the water. The air was so fresh and the different hues in the sky spectacular. We were soon to find many different species of birds and animals waking up and actively searching for a meal. Early morning here is definitely the best time of the day.

Later in the morning, after a fantastic breakfast, we visited a private reserve owned by a local community. Fitted in rubber boots, we explored by foot the trails of Casual. With the aid of local guides from the community, we got to see several of the interesting creatures of the Amazon Jungle, such as tarantulas, poison dart-frogs and more!

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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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