Upcoming Trip to Costa Rica

I’ll be taking a trip to Costa Rica in January for the sole purpose of nature photography. All I have right now is a plane ticket which I snapped up when I received a notification that the price had fallen below $250 from Atlanta.

I’m pretty sure I’ll be spending the entire time along the Southeastern coast. I’ve visited many parts of Costa Rica, but I’ve never been to that particular area. I’ll probably find lodging and base myself near Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

I don’t want to be too specific about my exact itinerary given the public nature of this blog. If you think you might be in the area in January and would like to meet up, send me an email.

Does anyone have any requests for things I might try to find and photograph?

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5 Responses to Upcoming Trip to Costa Rica

  1. Alex Wild says:

    Wow- sounds fun!

    This might be a long shot, Troy, but I’d be interested in any live photographs of the doryctine braconid genus Heterospilus. They are one of the most common wasps in malaise traps from Costa Rica. I’m collaborating on a key and and molecular phylogeny of the 400 or so Costa Rican species, but I don’t have any decent photos of living insects to use for talks.

    As far as we know, and we know precious little, most species attack stem-boring beetles (that’d be an awesome shot!). Some come to lights. They are one of those small wasps that are abundant but uncommonly seen due to their size and habits. I’d be forever grateful for a photo, on the off chance you actually find one.

  2. Sounds fun – good luck. I’ve never been to Costa Rica, but I imagine it’s about as good as it gets in the Neotropics.

    I can’t meet up with you in Costa Rica, but I’ll be having a Neotropical experience of my own during that time…

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