Day 59: Monkey Lunch Time

On Tuesday, we went on a day trip to Caño Negro, which is a protected wet land area in Costa Rica close to Nicaragua and home to many forms of wildlife.  The day tour consisted of a two hour drive to and from Caño Negro, a long boat ride on the river, and lunch.

We were rather lucky on our trip in that we got to see tons of wildlife and almost everyone got to see what they wanted to see.  We saw a wide array of birds, 3 species of monkeys (Howler, Spider, and White faced),  caymans, lizards, and a sloth.  The only thing we were unable to see that was a goal of some people were toucans.  Unfortunately we did not get to see any toucans are whole trip.  Actually, that’s a lie.  We did see a pair of toucans on the day that we went canyoning, however they were far away and because we were canyoning (rappelling down waterfalls) I did not have my good camera with us to get any photos.

I’ll do a post later down the road with all of the great photos I was able to capture on the tour.  The are still on the pile to be edited though.

In the meantime, here is a favorite photo of mine of a White Faced Capuchin monkey enjoying a nice snack up in the tree.  I got so many great photos of him because he was staying relatively still stuffing his face in the open, unlike the other monkeys we saw that were swinging from tree to tree or hiding behind foliage.

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One Comment to “Day 59: Monkey Lunch Time”

  1. Cute!! I love this little guy.

    Costa Rica is on my list of places to go…your pictures reiterated that!

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