Little friend.

The largest venomous snake of the american continent says hi  :)
Matabuey/Bushmaster 
(Lachesis stenophrys)

In Greek mythology, Lachesis (/ˈlækɪsɪs/;Greek: Λάχεσις, Lakhesis, “disposer of lots”, from λαγχάνω, lanchano, “to obtain by lot, by fate, or by the will of the gods”) was the second of the Three Fates, or Moirai: Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos. Normally seen clothed in white, Lachesis is the measurer of the thread woven by Clotho’s spindle, and in some texts, determines Destiny, or thread of life.

The largest known specimen was just under 3.65 m (12 ft), making it the longest venomous snake in the Western Hemisphere. This is also the longest viper in the world. Although they are not the heaviest vipers, being surpassed in mass by thegaboon viper and the Eastern diamondback rattlesnake.

#herpetology #snakestagram #venom #badass #lachesis#snake #costarica #monteverde #cute #cuddles
1 inch
1 pulgada

Piglet litter frog
Rana de lluvia hojarasquera
(Craugastor podiciferus)
#nature #frog #amphibian #monteverde #costarica #santuarioecologico
Oficina con vista.
Office with view.
#nature #travel #costarica #monteverde #mountain #cloudforest
If you don’t like where the road has taken you, the trail might offer you a different mindset.
#trailrun #trailrunning #costarica #monteverde #mytherapist (at Monteverde Puntarenas)
wildencounter:

Drifting in the mist.
#monteverde #costarica #ig_costarica #cloudforest #travel #nature #vscocam
I got the office with a view.

Zipline platform over the cloud forest canopy.
Plataforma de canopy tour sobre el dosel del bosque nuboso.

#travel #nature #costarica #monteverde #ig_costarica #inthewoods #inacloud  (at Sky Tram/Sky Trek/Sky Bridge Adventures)
Let things flow down the river.
#waterfall #monteverde #costarica #santuarioecologico #longexposure 
#nature
vegan-yums:

baked apple cider donuts with pomegranate glaze (vegan) / recipe


Oh wow!
Young male

The three-wattled bellbird (Procnias tricarunculatus) is a Central American migratory bird of the cotinga family.

Because of the secretive behavior of this bird, it is often only detected by the distinctive bell-like call given by the males. At close range, the vocalization of many in Costa Rica is heard as a complex three-part song, the “bonk” giving the bird its name. This hollow, wooden “bonk” is thought to be among the loudest bird calls on Earth, audible to humans from over 0.5 mi (0.80 km) away. The song is different in Nicaragua and in also Panama, and these songs also include an extremely loud, but less bell-like, note.

Research by Donald Kroodsma on recordings archived at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology showed that the three-wattled bellbird is unique among members of its sub-order, in that it learns its song, rather than having the song determined by instinct, because the song changed over the years that it had been recorded.

References Snow, D.W. The Cotingas: Bellbirds, Umbrella birds and their allies

#birding #birdsarejerks
#costarica #monteverde #santuarioecologico #birdnerd #bird #migratory #nature
Stride.
#monteverde #costarica
"In solitude where we are least alone"
-Lord Byron

#inthewoods #monteverde #costarica #vscocam  (at Monteverde Puntarenas)