Ruins of a sugar mill in Lamanai, Belize

  Amidst a rain forest we expect to find a lot of things, but it is rare to find a dilipidated sugar mill. I would think that was interesting enough, however, how the rain forest is taking back its land is a sight in itself, even if the sugar mill had not had an interesting…

The waltz of tulips

This weeks photo challenge is about motion and dance and I have to tell ya, when tulips dance to the Oklahoma winds, it is one of the nicest dances to see. ( but not so nice to photograph with a macro lens). However, ¬†the petals and the pistil and the anthers seem to have their…

Shall we sloth? in Costa Rica

In the Amazon, we saw many sloths. They were miles away and above (on kapok trees). It took the strength of my powerful binoculars to make out their hanging forms, and if we were lucky, there faces. Since then, I ¬†thought that sloths can be seen in nature only in that distance. Obviously, I was…

Where butterflies come from: CR and caterpillars

  There are thousands of species of butterflies in Costa Rica. Apparently 90% of the butterflies of Central and South America can be found there! Photographed beautifully by many photographers. The number of blue morphos that accompanied us down and up every trail we took was astounding (in Peruvian Amazon, we saw maybe 3 in…