My vacation to Costa Rica was very productive, seeing many more species than my previous visit 2 years ago. A highlight is of course the Scarlet Macaw, which is endangered. The resort I stayed at is on a sanctuary for these gorgeous creatures, and goes so far as to set up man-made nesting boxes for them. I saw them daily landing in Almond trees which is a large part of their diet.
Scarlet Macaw, originally uploaded by Hannibals Animals.
This image above is my favorite!
The colors on this large animal are so vibrant!
Getting close to these guys wasn't easy. I used plenty of stealth and failed many times, but determination does eventually pay off!
Finding them is pretty easy. They are extremely noisy!
Catching them in flight took lots of tries. I got lucky with this close distance.
Also, don't forget to click on any photo to see them larger!