Photographs from La Selva, Costa Rica

Some photographs I took during a visit to La Selva Research Station in 2008. Old, but recently discovered they hadn’t transferred to my site when I bailed on Flickr.

I was stuck inside a small room for most of stay (I was consulting for Organization for Tropical Studies), unfortunately, so not as many pics as I’d like. The full album (approximately 50 images) is below. I wish OTS would hire me again.

This little spider is a golden orb weaver (Nephila clavipes), I think:

Colin Purrington Photography: La Selva, Costa Rica &emdash; Golden orb weaver (Nephila clavipes)

Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) still attached to the tree:

Colin Purrington Photography: La Selva, Costa Rica &emdash; Jackfruit  (Artocarpus heterophyllus) in tree

Bromeliad on branch:

Colin Purrington Photography: La Selva, Costa Rica &emdash; Bromeliad on tree branch

My high-security hotel in San José,

Colin Purrington Photography: La Selva, Costa Rica &emdash; Hotel Villa Tournon in San José, Costa Rica

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2 Responses to Photographs from La Selva, Costa Rica

  1. Ken says:

    That razor wire certainly sends a message. Probably one their tourism industry doesn’t want.

    • It’s amazing how almost every single building in San José had bars on windows, razor wire, and stone fences with security gates. And dogs. Crime is common, I gather, and a big portion of the city makes its living selling things that have been stolen from the few who decline to have such protective devices. In related news, in my 24 hours in the city I also got to witness a drug take-down … 5 minivans full of military in full riot gear and machine guns … all pile out in the shopping district and run into a basement. Pretty exciting.

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