Saturday, August 29, 2015

Creature Feature


So what kind of creatures did we find in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica? This red crowned parrot was mugging for the camera. 



He was watching us while we watched him.



And he has a lot of friends in Osa.  There is always a green parrot chirping over the heavens.



A croc peaked above the waters of a creek.


Do you like my vampiro mask?

The monkeys played in the thick jungle trees.  We saw huge packs of squirrel monkeys chasing each other through the forest. One pack numbered well over 50.  But there is no rest for the wickedly cute. So it is hard to get a crisp shot.  Osa is an amazing monkey play ground. A real jungle gym.


I used a vampiro faced squirrel monkey as my muse for my Maya Monkey illustrations!




A king fisher fished from the spindly trees.



A black vulture blessed us with his fierce presence.



An Aracari was down to the wire.


And of course there were hungry Scarlet Macaws.  But you already knew that!

Next week be sure to check back for a serene Osa Sunrise. And for more on Osa check out my Costa Rica Labels!



16 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous birds and images. I would love to go to Costa Rica again. The Scarlet Macaws are gorgeous and I love the parrots. The monkey is cute! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Shey Wicklund said...

Awesome collection! I love your illustration too.

Rajesh said...

You have captured beautiful birds there.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous birds and critters you captured.

Margaret Adamson said...

I have spent ages looking for your Costa Rica Labels which you said on this post to click. Click everything in sight adn all your illustrations are brilliant for the books. Didn't find the Costa Rica shots. Love the MOonkey. I hope I see them when I am there in CR. Have a wonderful weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

a great variety!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I loved all the pretty animals,, but mostly the silly monkeys!
love
tweedles

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful collection of critters! I love the colourful parrots.

Anni said...

Fabulous, unique [and most, unseen by me], pretty, bird collection!!!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful post this weekend, at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow, what great nature shots! I would love to see the monkeys in action.

Marie C said...

So many wonderful critters! Great shots of all of them!

mick said...

A great series of photos. I especially like the Parrot - they are always fun to watch and photograph.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful to see the colourful birds.

Pieni Lintu said...

Great shots!

bettyl-NZ said...

Such an awesome variety of animals and scenes!

Gauri Kulkarni said...

The macaw shot is terrific... Lovely pictures there!!! Glad you could spot and click so many of them :)