Wildlife of Central America

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.

A baby two-toed sloth at a rehabilitation centre.

A baby two-toed sloth at a rehabilitation centre.

Toucan in Costa Rica

Toucan in Costa Rica

Costa Rican Red Eye Tree Frog

Costa Rican Red Eye Tree Frog

Common Black Hawk of Costa Rica

Common Black Hawk of Costa Rica

Sleeping baby Howler Monkey

Sleeping baby Howler Monkey

The Howler Monkey

The Howler Monkey – the second loudest animal on Earth after the Blue Whale

Rattlesnake Tail

Rattlesnake Tail

Yellow Coral Snake

Yellow Coral Snake

Iguana

Iguana

Spider Monkey

Spider Monkey

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.

Very well comouflaged Fruit Bats. About the size of a childs fist.

Very well comouflaged Fruit Bats. About the size of a childs fist.

Caymen

Caymen

Young Iguana. They are a much brighter green than their adult form

Young Iguana. They are a much brighter green than their adult form

Butterfly

Butterfly

A Green Vine Snake in Nicaragua

A Green Vine Snake in Nicaragua

A pair of Scarlet Macaws - the national bird of Honduras

A pair of Scarlet Macaws – the national bird of Honduras

A yellow and blue Macaw

A yellow and blue Macaw

The Blue-Crowned Motmot

The Blue-Crowned Motmot

 

 

 

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