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Tuesday December 13, 2011

Limon, Costa Rica

Caption: Costa Rica is a country in Central America. In the north it borders Nicaragua and in the southeast Panama. To the west, there is the Pacific Ocean and to the east, the Caribbean Sea. Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Costa Rica has bewilderingly diverse landscapes, flora, and fauna. From rain forests, to dry tropical and temperate forests, to volcanoes, to Caribbean and Pacific beaches, to high mountains, and marshy lowlands. Costa Rica is one of the world's most popular destinations for eco-tourists because of its biodiversity. It has been stated in various places that Costa Rica may contain as much as 6% of the world's plant and animal species in an area the combined size of the U.S. states of Vermont and New Hampshire. Both tropical plant and animal species abound in Costa Rica. Some of the more impressive plants range from huge ficus trees with epiphytes abounding on their limbs to approximately 1500 different orchids. The animals are equally as impressive, whether it's a jaguar (the largest cat in the New World), the ever-elusive Margay, or the wonderful birds like the green or scarlet macaws (lapas in Costa Rican Spanish.) The amphibians are also quite impressive; the poison dart frogs with their bright colors are bound to catch your attention, or the giant cane toads. Because Costa Rica is located between eight and 12 degrees north of the Equator, the climate is Tropical year round. However, the country has many microclimates depending on elevation, rainfall, topography, and by the geography of each particular region. Costa Rica's seasons are defined by how much rain falls during a particular period and not to the four seasons in the Northern Hemisphere. The year can be split into two periods, the dry season known to the residents as summer, and the rainy season, known locally as winter.

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12. pincollector1
4:38 AM GMT on June 10, 2013
Hi Weatherwise:

Thank you.

Ron
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11. WeatherWise
12:56 AM GMT on June 10, 2013
Pretty
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10. pincollector1
4:37 AM GMT on December 15, 2011
Many thanks to all of you for your kind words regarding my photo. Ron
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9. nanapoo
10:23 PM GMT on December 14, 2011
AAAHHH! Gorgeous!
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8. Wanda1948
3:40 PM GMT on December 14, 2011
Very beautiful shot, love it!
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7. Biskitten
3:35 PM GMT on December 14, 2011
Beautiful scene and colors!
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6. pincollector1
2:12 PM GMT on December 14, 2011
Hi Lindylu:

Thank you very much. It sounds like your trip to Nicaragua was quite the adventure.

Ron
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5. LindyLu60
12:37 PM GMT on December 14, 2011
Super shot, love the colors and textures...varied depths and shapes. the tropics are truly a lovely part of this world. I had a wonderful trip in Nicaragua many years ago. the highlight of my trip was the volcanic lagoon, the trip to the coast .(border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica..:) Beautiful people and wonderful food! enjoy your travels
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4. pincollector1
3:52 AM GMT on December 14, 2011
Hi Debra:

Thank you very much.

Ron
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3. trigirl
3:43 AM GMT on December 14, 2011
This is gorgeous Ron! I love the color and all of the different textures. Great job!
Celebrating life, Debra
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2. pincollector1
2:33 AM GMT on December 14, 2011
Hi Hannabanana:

Thank you very much. You made my day.

Ron
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1. hannabanana
2:24 AM GMT on December 14, 2011
My dream destination...thanks for posting! You got my 10 and this goes into my favorites.
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About pincollector1

I am a professional photographer living in Winnipeg, Canada. My special interests are people and nature photography. I have been taking pictures for over 35 years. Winnipeg has a very agreeable climate in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Winters can be quite cold especially in January. No matter what season, picture taking opportunities in Winnipeg are excellent.

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