On my 6 week trip I had plenty of opportunities to use my new camera. I love animals and really enjoy photographing them, even if they don’t always do what you want them to.
A lot of Central America, particularly Guatemala and Belize, is covered in lush greenery, which makes a wonderful habitat. 25% of Costa Rica is protected meaning that a huge variety of animals can thrive there.
I saw everything from creepy spiders to adorable sloths and here are some of my best photos of the animals I could capture.
I went on a boat trip around some small islands on Lake NIcaragua, most of them privately owned with a big house, but one island in particular was known as Monkey Island. The small island is a mini habitat for about 10 Spider Monkeys. It is quite an attraction for boat tours as one monkey in particular, Lucy, is pretty friendly. She dropped from a branch onto me, and then into the boat to get at the tomatoes we were offering her! She sat in the boat munching on a bag of tomatoes before hanging off the side and jumping into the tourist boat adjacent to us.