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Sunset at Corcovado National Park by Polly Peacock

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What an incredible and beautiful view it was along the North Pacific Ocean. We were just starting to leave as the sunset started to appear at Corcovado National Park, located in South Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula. The only way to get into the park is to walk it (4 kilometers) or four wheel drive it. It’s well worth the walk! We saw a large variety of creatures along the beaten path. White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys were all over the beach, since people feed them and they are generally tame. They were awesome to watch – playful and of course hungry! This sunset was the icing on the cake as we walked our way out!


National Geographic called Corcovado National Park the “most biologically intense place on Earth” and this is no exaggeration. All four of the monkeys species found within Costa Rica (Mantled Howler, Squirrel Monkey, Spider Monkey and White-faced Capuchin) exist in large numbers throughout the park. Two crocodilians (the occasionally large and saline tolerant American Crocodile and the small Spectacled Caiman) persist within all of the park’s major waterways, as do Bull sharks. The Jaguar population within the park is the healthiest in all of Central America, however it is still extremely unlikely for a visitor to spot one (most locals have never seen them either.) Many other elusive cats call the park home as well, including the Puma (which is slightly smaller and more arboreal in Central American than in the United States, probably due to competition with the Jaguar,) Ocelot, Jaguarundi and Margay. The park is one of the last strongholds of the Baird’s Tapir and there are hundreds within decent proximity from Sirena Station, usually found lounging in the shade or in shallow pools of stagnant water. There are dozens of snake species present, many of them venomous, including the Fer-de-lance (also known as terciopelo or “Costa Rican landmine”,) the Bushmaster, the Eyelash Pit Viper, and the Coral Snake. The largest snake within the park is the non-venomous Boa Constrictor. Numerous other small mammals and reptiles are common within the park including, but by no means limited to, the White-nosed Coati, Sloth, Tamandua, Giant Anteater, Basilisk, and Ctenosaur. Birds include the highly endangered Scarlet Macaw, the Tiger Heron, Black Vulture and the Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan, among hundreds of others including the critically endangered Harpy Eagle.*


From Wikitravel***

This photograph was shot with a Canon 40D, equipped with an 18-200mm lens.

My life is like a well read book that’s never ending, at least for this moment in time. As I continually add new chapters to my book, I find that my photography plays a big part in it. This is most especially true as my great love and fascination with Mother Naure never wanes. It’s my hope that you, too, will share my joy as the pages in my book of life continue to flip forward! My Very Best, Polly Peacock

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  • Polly Peacock
    Polly Peacockabout 1 year ago

    PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO ABOVE TO ENLARGE IT – THANKS!

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 1 year ago

  • Aww…what a cute picture – thanks so very much as always!!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice work

  • Hi Larry – thanks!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Dana Horne
    Dana Horneabout 1 year ago

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! :o)

  • H Dana – thanks so much – it was!!! :))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbowabout 1 year ago

    Nice image, thanks for submitting! Click the banner to see the gallery.

    A World of EOS gallery

  • Thanks so much Randy and you’re welcome!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your well-deserved Zinger feature! Great capture and scene.

    Click HERE to view your feature in the LARGE format and join me in celebrating all the featured artists’ great images.

  • Awesome Chris!! THanks so very much – it is most appreciated!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

  • leonie7
    leonie7about 1 year ago

    Breathtaking capture Polly stuning reflection of the sky in the wet sand Merry Christmas to you and your family Polly and all the very best for 2014 lee

  • Thanks so very much Lee – wishing you a wonderful Christmas full of peace, love and joy!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 1 year ago

    December 21,2013 Season’s Greetings!

  • Thanks so very much Ann! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas full of abundant peace, love and joy!! :))))

    – Polly Peacock

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 1 year ago

    (your vote is needed here !!!)

  • Thanks Francis – Will do!! :)))

    – Polly Peacock

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Featured! International Women’s Photography! Congratulations! Gena

  • Hi Gena!!! Happy New Year to you! Thanks so very much – as always it is much appreciated!! :))))

    – Polly Peacock

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