Sunday, September 09, 2007

PinkBird's Picture: Costa Rican Rainforest

After a hike through the rainforest of the Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio near Quepos, Costa Rica, we were ecstatic to find relief from the jungle’s heat and humidity. As the trail widened, the dim tangle of large tropical vines and trees gave way to a vast open beach. We rushed through the soft white sand, threw down our daypacks, tore off our hiking clothes, and dove into the crystal waters on the Pacific Ocean. It was perfect....after a relaxing dip, some splashing, playing, and floating, we decided to head ashore to lie on the beach. Walking toward our packs, we spied a group of White-throated Capuchin monkeys in the trees where the rainforest met the beach. We quietly approached the monkeys and observed them as they climbed about in the trees. Beautiful and amazing!