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Costa Rica Wonders of the Osa

Costa Rica Wonders of the Osa

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COSTA RICA Wonders of the Osa

IAN PLANT

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Costa Rica: Wonders of the Osa by Ian Plant Copyright © 2014 All rights reserved. This book, and all of the photographs and written text contained therein, are the intellectual property of the author and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the prior written permission of the author. Author: Ian Plant Publisher: Dreamscapes Editor: Chris Flack

COSTA RICA Wonders of the Osa
he Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica is truly a remarkable place, full of lush growth and life. The Osa is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth, boasting over 700 species of trees, almost 400 species of birds (with several endemic species), over 100 species of reptiles, and almost 10,000 species of insects. There, you are likely to see macaws, toucans, parrots, monkeys, coatis, kinkajous, agoutis, sloths, and peccaries—and from time to time even jungle cats such as pumas, jaguarundis, ocelots and jaguars. In fact, it seems at times as if the forest is simply pulsating with life, with a constant background buzz of monkeys and birds chattering, and the gentle thump-thump of

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armies of leafcutter ants marching single file along endless tracks. If you dare stop for just a moment, you might be swept away by the endless tide of life in the jungle. It’s the kind of place that changes you forever. The Osa is more than just wildlife. With lush rain forest, tropical waterfalls, and seemingly endless sandy and rocky beaches, the Osa is heaven and haven all wrapped up into one. It’s a place where you can come face-to-face with your wild side, and explore your more primitive roots. One visit to the Osa and you will never be the same again.

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Chestnut-mandibled toucan

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A spider monkey foraging for fruit

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Crested guan

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Sunset along the Pacific Coast

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Close up view of a spectacled caiman

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A scarlet macaw dines on a favorite fruit

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Great curassow

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Mantled howler monkey

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Sunset over the Pacific Ocean

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A white-headed capuchin monkey peers around a tree

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Spider monkey

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Crested caracara

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A white-headed capuchin monkey takes a nap

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Mangrove black hawk

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Mantled howler monkey with baby

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A chestnut-mandibled toucan eats a berry

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A white-headed capuchin monkey finds a tasty prize

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White-nosed coati pack

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A pair of white-headed capuchin monkeys curled up for a nap

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Backlit palm

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Mantled howler monkey and baby

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Great kiskadee

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A spider monkey sits in a tree

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A precocious pair of white-headed capuchin monkeys

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A waterfall deep in the rain forest

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A mantled howler monkey forages for leaves

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Rock formation along the Pacific Coast

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A white-headed capuchin monkey chews on a twig

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A rainstorm breaks over jungle-clad hills

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A spider monkey reaches for fruit

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Mantled howler monkey

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Roadside hawk

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Three crested guan in a tree

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Scarlet macaw

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A white-headed capuchin pauses in the sunlight

ian plant

Ian is a blogger and frequent contributor for Outdoor Photographer Magazine, a Contributing Editor to Popular Photography Magazine, a monthly columnist for Landscape Photography Magazine, and a Tamron Sponsored Pro. In addition to being published worldwide, he is the author of several dozen print and electronic format books, including critically acclaimed titles such as The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography and Visual Flow: Mastering the Art of Composition. You can see more of his work at www.ianplant.com.

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