Red-eyed Stream Frog


This portrait was taken at night using torchlight/flashlight.  Whilst I believe it is a Red-eyed Stream Frog, I’m happy to be corrected on this.  There seem to be alternative Latin names –  Duellmanohyla uranochroa or Duellmanohyla rufioculis – maybe they are different animals?


Spider Monkey


Spider Monkeys are one of four species of monkey in Costa Rica.  We saw a few troops during our stay – trying to get a decent photograph of them was an exercise more difficult than I imagined it would be.  Their speed through the canopy, the infuriating habit of my auto-focus to grab anything but focus on the subject and the relatively low light levels didn’t help in this regard.


Bare-throated Tiger-Heron


We saw a fair number of these Tiger-Herons.  This one was standing in a tree, quite some way from water.  It allowed me to get relatively close – had this been a UK equivalent it  would have flown as soon as it saw me approach.