Embraced by the both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is truly a wildlife and photography paradise, as my multiple trips here a year indicates. While encompassing only about 0.03% of the world’s landmass, Costa Rica boasts 5% of the world’s biodiversity.
This photo workshop will be based on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, considered to be the crown jewel of the country. The ecological variety on the Osa region and Corcovado National Park is stunning, so much so that National Geographic has called it “the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity”.
During this workshop, we will spend 5 days around the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park, and then a further 2 days in the cloud forest of Costa Rica looking for species not found on the lowlands, such as the Resplendent quetzal and a number of hummingbird species. We spend 2 half days traveling from the peninsula to the highlands and from the highlands back to San Jose.
Costa Rica is truly a pacifist nation. With no standing army and very progressive environmental policies, they are the ONLY country in the world to meet all five UNDP criteria established to measure environmental sustainability.
For this workshop, I have selected superior accommodations for the group. All of our lodging and transportation is first rate, and the impressive food, including fresh seafood and tropical fruits, will prove to be an experience to remember.
Our group will focus on the wildlife of Costa Rica, and we will set our sights on a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibian species.
I do hope you can join us on this workshop.
Cheers Tom Putt