Belluda Caño & Dorado River

Jul 05, 2018 - Delfin II


This morning, dawn found us already exploring Belluda Caño, another one of the tributaries of the Amazon River. It was indeed a very successful morning; we looked at macaws awaking, noisily socializing, and going to the areas where they feed. We got to find some very interesting animals such as a southern tamandua anteater, an animal that we do not get see often. 

After lunch in the afternoon, we left the ship to explore the river at dusk to look for some of the night creatures of the jungle.

The crepuscule of the day is always a very interesting time. Particularly because today we got to experience it twice, dawn and now dusk. First we got to see many of the animals of the day wake up and leave, and now we get to see them come back, and now many of the animals of the night become active. Bats, nighthawks, caimans among them.

In all, a busy and very interesting day!

This morning, dawn found us already exploring Belluda Caño, another one of the tributaries of the Amazon River. It was indeed a very successful morning; we looked at macaws awaking, noisily socializing, and going to the areas where they feed. We got to find some very interesting animals such as a southern tamandua anteater, an animal that we do not get see often. 

After lunch in the afternoon, we left the ship to explore the river at dusk to look for some of the night creatures of the jungle.

The crepuscule of the day is always a very interesting time. Particularly because today we got to experience it twice, dawn and now dusk. First we got to see many of the animals of the day wake up and leave, and now we get to see them come back, and now many of the animals of the night become active. Bats, nighthawks, caimans among them.

In all, a busy and very interesting day!

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José Calvo

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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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