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.
“I’m still getting used to the fact that being in Costa Rica means having iguanas flinging themselves from one tree to the next while I sit and watch from the comfort of the salón.
This Ctenosaura, or spiny-tailed iguana, is a frequent resident of the tree directly outside my window and often climbs up through the leaves to bask in the morning sunshine. Lizards are always easier to photograph in the morning, when their bodies are still cool, for once they warm up, they definitely become more skittish and tend to retreat from things they don’t understand – a long lens is fairly incomprehensible to them.
This one was still fairly docile, and I managed to get a couple of good shots where I could see the eye closest to me.”
Article and photograph by Leah Hendre
Canon Rebel SL1: f/18, 1/200 secs, ISO 400, 55-250mm lens (focal length at 90mm)