Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Fisherman, Playa Pelada, Costa Rica 2012
As the tide was coming in on Playa Pelada, local fisherman spotted several mackerel washed up in rocks pools at one end of the beach. In an impressive show of skill, using only hand lines and the mackerel for bait, they landed 5 larger fish in less than half an hour.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Hotel Playas de Nosara, Costa Rica 2012
The beaches in Nosara, Costa Rica, are part of a National Wildlife Refuge so building is prohibited within 200 metres of the ocean. The Hotel Playas de Nosara was forced to close for violating this law. It now sits empty except for a pack of wild dogs, a groundskeeper and the owner who occupies the rooms directly below the minaret.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Glaucus atlanticus, Play Guiones, Costa Rica 2012
The Glaucus atlanticus, also known as the blue sea slug or blue dragon, is one of the most beautiful and unusual sea creatures I have ever seen. This strange pelagic aeolid nudibranch floats upside down on the surface of the ocean and preys on the Portuguese Man o' War. The blue sea slug is able to store the venom of this dangerous jellyfish and uses it to produce an even more powerful sting of its own. Please CLICK HERE and HERE to learn more about this fascinating creature.