Photo Of The Day – Black Vultures Of Panama

Title: Black Vultures Of Panama Location: Portobela, Panama, Central America (9°33’19” N 79°39’20” W) Description: Guarding the ramparts of a 150 year old Spanish fort along the Caribbean Coast, these black vultures are beautiful. I can understand why most people are not fond of vultures, what with all the eating-dead-things Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Boobies In Panama

Title: Boobies In Panama Location: Pearl Island, Panama, Central America Description: Yes, it is a hopelessly obvious click-bait title. Forgive me. Booby jokes, while on an ornithology themed cruise, never get old. Nor are the participants too old. Here we have three different species. Up above is the Brown Booby. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Massive Ships Dropping Down The Panama Canal

Title: Massive Ships Dropping Down The Panama Canal Location: Gatun Locks, Colón, Colón Province, Panama, Central America (9°17’39” N 79°55’14” W) Description: I’ve been on the 8 or so locks on the Columbia and Snake Rivers through Washington and Oregon, but it still amazes and baffles me that such large Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Red-Eyed Tree Frog

Title: Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) Location: Costa Rica, Central America Description: One of the more obviously named amphibians, red-eye tree frogs blend remarkably well with their background when their radiant eyes are closed. Camera Canon 10D (look it up 🙂 ) Lens Canon 28-135mm EF Shutter Speed 1/250 Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Green

Green is a good, all-purpose, calming color and I can use some calm today. Continuing with my series to explore the world I have photographed through color, I present to you, the color Green. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions with shooting information and a slideshow. Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Orange

I go through phases with my photography and it is especially easy to grab on to a color concept when looking through the images on a recent trip. In this case, orange caught my eye so I started collecting images from the past five years (or so) of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Blue Morpho Butterfly

Title: Blue Morpho Butterfly Location: Costa Rica, Central America Description: Large and beautiful in flight, this Morpho butterfly is equally exquisite while resting on a leaf in Costa Rica. Camera Canon 10D Lens Canon 100-400mm L Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/7.1 ISO 800 Focal Length 400mm Click HERE Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bench With A View

Title: Bench With A View Location: Jaco, Costa Rica, Central America Description: Nestled up against the Pacific Ocean as the sun goes for a dip, this bench is a perfect spot to enjoy the calm of a Costa Rica sunset. Camera Canon 7D Lens Tamron 18-270 Shutter Speed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – In The Surf

Title: In The Surf Location: Jaco, Costa Rica Description: I was on vacation and trying not to take too many photos. It was a crazy idea. Just enjoy a trip without a camera? Obviously I couldn’t handle it. Photograph Creative Commons Copyright Peter West Carey

Photo Of The Day – Great Blue Heron

Description: This Great Blue Heron was snapped on the Pacific Shore of Costa Rica, on the Peninsula de Osa… just before trying to save my equipment from the big wave coming to crush me in the rocks. Photograph Copyright Mathieu Rinfret

Photo Of The Day – Flowers in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest – JoAnna Haugen

Title: Flowers in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Location: Costa Rica, Central America Description: This photo was taken in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest in Monteverde, Costa Rica. I found the forest to be fairly overwhelming, with huge trees and thick undergrowth. In order to really appreciate what Continue Reading →

Costa Rica In Pictures

In 2006 I took a short trip to Costa Rica which was, admittedly, not photography focused. I know, it happens. Yes, a woman was involved. It happens. Here are a few shots from that trip when we took excursions around the country. I will be returning to Costa Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Little Demon

Title: Little Demon Description: This is how yesterday’s Lurking Demon starts out.  All so small and kinda cute.  Notice the spikes on the backs in both photos. Location: Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica, Central America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print or Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lurking Demon

Title: Lurking Demon Description: This guy (or gal) is not one I would want to meet in the waters without a boat. So many scales and spikes! Location: Costa Rica, Central America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print or may be licensed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Templo Waterfall, Costa Rica

Title: Templo Waterfall Location: Costa Rica Settings: ISO 800 Focal Length 28mm (45mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/160 Aperture f/8 Exp Comp -2/3 Camera Canon EOS 10D Lens Canon EF 28-135mm IS USM Description: Waterfall shots like this can be hard because of all the spray.  This fall plunged Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – What Is This Plant?

Title: What Is This Plant? Location: Rainforest Costa Rica Description: I still can’t figure out what this plant is, four years later.  Please help me out!  Leave a comment if you know what this plant is.  Found in the rainforest of Costa Rica. Thanks! Photograph Copyright Peter West Continue Reading →