And yes, the elusive quetzal turned up right on cue the following day to fully confirm my newfound "twitcher" status. For more fun with shadows check out Shadow Shot Sunday by clicking here.....Have fun!!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Shadow Shot Sunday 41 - In the Cloudforests of Costa Rica
High up on the elevated walkways and hanging bridges above the canopy of the cloud forests in Monteverde, Costa Rica, I was keeping my eyes peeled for the very elusive and shy Quetzal Resplendent, rare bird of Mayan myth and legend, that can only be spotted in the wild as it cannot survive in captivity. Sweeping my eyes through the trees, I spotted this shadow instead of my sister and I, imprinted on the dense green of the forest.... Costa Rica is a wonderful country rich in diverse habitats from rainforest to beaches, and cloudforests to volcanoes where wildlife and birds can be observed at very close quarters; a place for communing and connecting with Nature at its best...