Only in Costa Rica: the zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Only in Costa Rica: the zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares

Lindsay Fendt - February 7, 2018

Despite being completely non-threatening to humans, the golden orb weaver spider (Plesiometa argyra) has acid-yellow spots and pincer-like legs, and is as broad as a human fist. In…

Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José

Robin Kazmier - January 8, 2018

Despite the best efforts of many a telescope-wielding nature guide, I fell in love with birds while sitting at my desk in San José, editing a field…

The bird who rules Costa Rica, and the language of rain
Maeology
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Maeology
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The bird who rules Costa Rica, and the language of rain

Katherine Stanley - November 14, 2017

It was still pitch black when I sat up in bed, thoroughly annoyed. “What is that damned noise?” I asked my husband, on whom the incredible din…

On the Caribbean coast, a lizard messiah
Photos & Video
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Photos & Video
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On the Caribbean coast, a lizard messiah

The Tico Times - November 6, 2017

Thanks to Kristel Segeren for this image from Cahuita National Park on Costa Rica's southern Caribbean coast: she came across a green basilisk lizard, also known as…

Welcome ashore
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Photos & Video
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Welcome ashore

The Tico Times - October 30, 2017

As the annual arribada of sea turtles continues in Ostional, Guanacaste, we're sharing one of our favorite images by Lindsay Fendt of a turtle coming ashore to nest.…

Baby turtles on a mission
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Photos & Video
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Baby turtles on a mission

The Tico Times - October 25, 2017

Thanks to reader Charlene Gruar who, earlier this month, sent us photos of baby green and leatherback turtles on the beach at Moín, on the Caribbean coast.…

Whatcha lookin’ at up there?
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Photos & Video
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Whatcha lookin’ at up there?

The Tico Times - October 21, 2017

Reader John Honeyman shared this image of a howler monkey in Santa Teresa, on the Nicoya Peninsula. Thanks, John! Would you like to submit a photo to…

PHOTOS: A walk in Cahuita National Park
Activities
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Activities
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PHOTOS: A walk in Cahuita National Park

Kristel Segeren - September 28, 2017

Recommended: PHOTOS - Celebrating independence in Limón When you think of Costa Rica's Caribbean shores, things like a laid-back vibe, coconut dishes and calypso might pop up…

Slow and steady Sunday
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Photos & Video
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Slow and steady Sunday

The Tico Times - September 24, 2017

In honor of turtle nesting season, photographer Kristel Segeren shared one of her favorite shots of a baby leatherback braving the sands at Moín, on Costa Rica's…

Time for some more sloth therapy
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Photos & Video
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Time for some more sloth therapy

The Tico Times - September 20, 2017

Words cannot add to the glory of this image. Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100…