Saturday, December 23, 2017

Cahuita National Park

Cahuita National Park is located along the southern coast of the Caribbean side of Costa Rica.
Here you have the opportunity to observe a lot of wildlife. In addition to monkeys, sloths and others, there are a variety of reptile species. The famous Eyelash Pit Viper (Bothriechis schlegelii) is very common in this area.

White-headed capuchin - Cebus capucinus

The White-headed Capuchin (Cebus capucinus) is abudant in the park.



Also abudant and by far the most common reptile is the Four-lined Whiptail (Ameiva quadrilineata).
You can see many of these pretty lizards, but it is still not easy to get nice pictures of them.


Although I was focused on wildlife watching - especially herping - I was able to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Park as well.


This is a very nice and uncommon coloration of the Eyelash Pit Viper (Bothriechis schlegelii).
The Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica are the perfect place to look for these snakes!


I saw many hermit crabs close to the beach, but it took me quite some time to get a decent picture.
They are either moving around or hidden in their little houses.

Ghost Anole - Anolis lemurinus

This Ghost Anole (Anolis lemurinus) was actually hard to spot. With a very low angle I was able to get a nice background in the picture.






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