Congregation of Coatamundi foraging for food in the mountains of Verablanca Costa Rica.

The coatamundi are very friendly, playful little critters about the size of a raccoon when fully grown. They rate high on the hyperactivity meter which makes them a bit hard to photograph. I’ve rarely seen one on its own, so I imagine they prefer to forage about in congregations.

Olympus E-520, 50-200 mm lens

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animals, coatamundi, costa rica, forage, latin america, nature, wildlife

My focus as a photographer and digital artist ranges from traditional photography to PhotoArt compilation and the less explored world of abstract design created with natural elements such as smoke, oil and water.

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  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 5 years ago

    wonderful capture!!! Probably like Meerkaats, safety in numbers. hugsxxx

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 5 years ago

    Awwwwwwww, all in a row. I don’t know if I would have wanted to stand close. You say they are friendly? Can you touch them?? GREAT SHOT!!! THANKS FOR SHARING!!

  • Yes; In fact, I had one for a pet when I lived in Mexico. I let him go after about a year though, because I felt sorry about his not being able to be with friends of his own kind. He was a very cuddly pet, more lovable than a cat.

    – Richard G Witham

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