Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Arenal Volcano

Our last port of call in Costa Rica was Arenal, the Volcano and Observation Lodge. At 5,437 feet, the Arenal Volcano looms large and ominous over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base. Although currently in a resting phase, Arenal remained the country’s most active volcano for the past 43 years. Its storied history is charged with eruptions – both major and minor – that have intimately affected the region and the people who live here.

 Bananaquit © John N Murphy
 Palm Tanager © John N Murphy
 Red-legged Honeycreeper male with female in the background © John N Murphy
 Crested Guan © John N Murphy
 Buff-throated Saltator © John N Murphy
 Faciated Tiger Heron © John N Murphy
 Dusky-capped Flycatcher © John N Murphy
 Flycatcher © John N Murphy
 Shinny Cowbird © John N Murphy
Black Phoebe © John N Murphy


  1. Absolutely stunning avifauna!
    And brilliant photography too!
    I'll navigate your beautiful blog, it's quite a discovery! :)
    Cheers, John!

  2. Thanks Noushka,

    Will try my best to keep up the blog and photographs coming as often as possible.

    Best Wishes,