“About half of the plants and animals found on the Earth live in tropical rainforests.”

Rainforests are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. I was fortunate enough to travel to Costa Rica where I visited the Cabo Blanco rainforest, located on the extreme southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. The reserve was created in 1963 and was part of the first major conservation project in the country. It’s great to see a small country like Costa Rica recognizes these benefits of the rainforest and fight to protect these increasingly threatened ecosystems. Definitely worth taking the two hour hike through the jungle and down onto the secluded beach.

The following images are a collection of photographs that I captured while hiking through the jungle.

Costa Rica Coastline

Costa Rica Rainforest

Monstera Plant

Jungle Plants

Rainforest Plant

Climbing vines

Jungle views

Jungle lighting Costa Rica

Dramatic leaf in Cabo Blanco

Fern and snail jungle

Costa Rica mushroom

Costa Rica red mushrooms

Tropical ferns

Costa Rica giant tree

Costa Rica Jungle View

Costa Rica Iguana

Howler monkey Costa Rica

Jungle bird

Tropical Spider

Costa Rica giant Leaf

Tree bark texture