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.
“Coatis (Nasua nasua) like this specimen are diurnal mammals and members of the raccoon family.
Their inquisitive personalities mean that around Central and South America, it’s not uncommon to find a captive coati in villages or ranger stations. That said, they know how to put their sharp teeth and claws to good use if they feel threatened or provoked.
Interestingly, they’re known for the varying sounds they make as a means of communicating: a mix of chirping, snorting and grunting.
The blurring of the background of this photograph suggests that an f-stop around f/5.6 was used – this makes sure that the focus on the animal is pin-sharp, while ensuring the photo as a whole looks appealing and not over-complicated”
Photo courtesy of Lisa Pinheiro Fotografia
Article by Leah Hendre