Costa Rica Picture of the Day – Each day the Costa Rican Times will be including a picture from around Costa Rica to see the natural beauty and amazing things that we get to see each day in the land of the Pura Vida.
“Poison dart frogs are members of the Dentrobatidae family, but the colors and patterns of their skin can change vastly between sub-species. Although all wild poison dart frogs do have some level of toxicity, the degree of potency and danger to humans varies.
Most of these frogs are known for their small size; indeed, these particular specimens were both less than an inch long.
With tropical rainforests being their preferred habitat, it’s not uncommon to find these while out walking in the depths of Costa Rica.
These ones, however, were hiding in one of the tanks at the Frog Sanctuary in Monteverde.”
Canon Rebel SL1: f/5.6, 1/30 secs, ISO-1600, 18-55mm (55mm magnification)
Article and photograph by Leah Hendre