Colombia is a country of colors, aromas, flavors, friendly people, and above all, lots of wildlife.
Colombia is truly unique in one respect: it is very, very rich in life forms. In fact, it is considered among the world’s four richest countries in biological diversity.
This means that there are probably more animal and plant species here than in any other country on the planet regardless of size.
If ever there existed an ultimate symbol of the beauty embodied by birds, the Resplendent Quetzal would certainly qualify
Rare, stunningly beautiful, elusive, and limited to the remote and mist-draped cloud forests of Central America, this bird, with its shimmering golden green and blood-red feathers.
Raptors are among the most challenging birds to identify in the field due to their bewildering variability of plumage, flight silhouettes, and behavior. Raptors of Mexico and Central America is the first illustrated guide to the region’s 69 species of raptors, including vagrants.
It features 32 stunning color plates and 213 color photos and I was lucky to contribute with several of my own.
I had a project in mind at the start of this year to get some nice images of the elusive highlands cats of Costa Rica, like the Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) and the Margay (Leopardus wiedii).
But before setting up the “high-end” camera traps, I needed to know where to put them, where the animals where walking at night, how where they moving, etc. So I decided to found this out this year by setting up game cameras in the highlands of Costa Rica