Casual Trail & Nauta Caño

Jul 10, 2018 - Delfin II


Last night Delfin II sailed to our destination for today to visit the Casual area and the Nauta Caño. Early this morning we left the ship to explore by skiff another one of the many tributaries of the Amazon River. The morning weather was fantastic! The cool air hit our faces as the skiffs sped up the river under the raising sunlight. 

After a successful exploration full of many more new species to add to our life lists, we returned to the ship for a delicious breakfast, and to prepare for our next outing by foot, on a trail called Casual. Here, led by our knowledgeable guides and aided with the help of local scouts, we got to explore the tropical rainforest up-close. The local scouts were particularly helpful in finding a lot of little creatures the live in the dense forest floor, such as many species of insects, arachnids, frogs and lizards. 

The tropics are indeed an incredible ecosystem.

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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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