2020 – Wildlife of Costa Rica Photography Holiday

One Of The Keel Billed Toucans Found In The Boca Tapada Region Of Costa Rica   Image Captured During The NaturesLens Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday
Join NaturesLens on an exciting photography holiday to capture images of the diverse bird species & other Costa Rican wildlife; this trip is ideally suited to amateur & semi-pro wildlife photographers. With a wide selection of locations included within the itinerary for this photography holiday, we will provide you with the best bird, mammal, amphibian, butterfly & invertebrate photography opportunities possible, capturing birds in flight, frogs within their habitats & various species interacting with one & other.
Costa Rica truly is a wildlife photographer’s dream come true! Literally meaning ‘rich coast’ in Spanish, Costa Rica has a wealth of natural diversity & wildlife, making it one of the most bio-diverse places on earth.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the massive number of bird species & other wildlife of Costa Rica, in Costa Rica, during the Wildlife of Costa Rica photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 15 night/16 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £3749 per participant.
The range of photographable species which thrive in Costa Rica is a sight to behold. From the red-eyed tree frog to king vultures, the species we will encounter are diverse, but they all live side by side making up a large proportion of the delicate local ecosystem which exists in this region.
The various birds, that we will encounter can provide some of the most exciting wildlife photography opportunities, as their quick, unpredictable behaviour keeps us on our toes & enables captivating movement & in-flight imagery to be captured.
Our 15 night/16 day photography holiday to Costa Rica offers opportunities to photograph a huge range of native species, including sloth, as well as many others. We offer a package of accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable) & food on a half board basis, to ensure that all you need to worry about is taking unique & mesmerising photographs.
Sunrise & sunset are often considered the prime times of day for creative photography, so unlike other holidays & tours, during our Costa Rican wildlife photography tour, we will ensure that our photography sessions make the most of these times of the day. This provides unrivalled exposure to the variety of species & the environment which inhabits the various regions included within our offering.
This trip will be packed with photography opportunities, we will cover many miles taking in Costa Rica’s famously diverse wildlife … mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects & birds will ensure that this a trip that will make a huge impression.
Our photography tour ventures first to the Boca Tapada region, home to up to 350 different species of birds, among them the Collared Aracari, the Keel-billed Toucan & the Great Green Macaw; to Sarapiqui to photograph the various frogs, snakes & hummingbirds that our local guides will locate for us, then to a rainforest lodge, with stunning panoramic views of the famous Arenal Volcano & Lake Arenal, the lodge is set within 2000 acres of rainforest filled with exotic birds, wild animals & tropical vegetation.
On to the San Gerardo De Dota Valley, where we will be seeking out the Resplendent Quetzal, this bird is considered to be the startling emerald jewel of the cloud forest. Finally, we head to, Selva Verde, here we can expect to photograph up to 3 species of toucans & other colourful birds of Costa Rica like Tanagers, Motmots and Trogons.
The weather can vary between different times of day in this region at this time of year, so we advise that you bring layers & prepare for somewhat unpredictable weather conditions. Join NaturesLens for an amazing trip to photograph the diverse & startling Costa Rican wildlife, this is a wildlife photography experience you will never forget.
Places are limited, so book today!
Photographable Species: collared aracari, glass frog, green macaw, hummingbird, keel-billed toucan, king vulture, red-eyed tree frog, resplendent quetzal, sloth

Wildlife of Costa Rica Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1

arrive san jose airport, overnight at hotel villa tournon

day 2

hummingbird photography on way to san gerado valley - 2 hour drive, overnight in san gerado valley

day 3

quetzal photography followed by hummingbird photography, overnight in san gerado valley

day 4

quetzal photography followed by hummingbird photography, then drive to sarapiqui - 3 1/2 hour drive - with a stop for hummingbird (snowcap & coquete) photograpjy, overnight in sarapiqui area

day 5

full-day frog photography, overnight in sarapiqui area

day 6

hummingbird & other bird photography at copes, overnight in sarapiqui area

day 7

feeder photography at tico rainforest - 2 hour drive, overnight in tico rainforest area

day 8

travel to boca topada - 2 hour drive, overnight in boca topada area

day 9

feeder photography followed by king vulture photography, overnight in boca topada area

day 10

feeder photography followed by optional king vulture photography, overnight in boca topada area

day 11

travel to arenal - 2 hour drive, overnight in arenal area

day 12

spider, reptile & snake photography, overnight in arenal area

day 13

caño negro boat tour, overnight in arenal area

day 14

travel to monte verde - 3 1/2 hour drive, overnight in monte verde area

day 15

photography walk at selvatura & hummingbirds, followed by travel to san jose - 3 1/2 hour drive, overnight at hotel villa tournon

day 16

flight to home location

2022 – Hummingbirds & more of Ecuador Photography Holiday

Images of the Sword billed Hummingbird should be achievable during the NaturesLens Hummingbirds More of Ecuador Photography Holiday
Join David on a 14 night photographic tour to Ecuador where you will encounter locations renowned for having the highest diversity of birds in the world. The number of different bird species, especially Hummingbirds, is simply mind-boggling.
Ecuador means “equator” & it runs through this country attracting birds from both the northern & southern hemispheres. Some people refer to the climate in Ecuador as eternal spring, as there is little variation in the annual daily temperature, making the climate very comfortable. The Andes mountain range provides a variety of elevations for photo opportunities including beautiful valleys & majestic active volcanoes.
Our tour is designed to visit very safe tourist areas in the provinces of Pichincha, Napo & Orellana which are some of the best places for photography of hummingbirds & more species besides; we will be far away from the areas highlighted by the Foreign Office. Also, our local guide is always looking for new places to provide the best photography experience.
With 1600 different birds species, Ecuador is a mega-diverse country & one for the bucket list for any bird photographer.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the amazing birdlife & wildlife of the various reserves of Ecuador, including the Sword-billed Hummingbird, the Cock-of-the-Rock, many different types of Tanager, Aracari, Toucan & many more., in Ecuador, during the Hummingbirds & more of Ecuador photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 14 night/15 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £6499  £6249 per participant.
You will be staying in lodges that are located close to the national & private reserves:
Our boutique hotel in Quito is an oasis surrounded by a variety of Andean species such as the Giant Hummingbird, Western Emerald, Scrub Tanager, Blue & Yellow Tanager & 35 other species. The beautiful flowers on the grounds provide an attractive hotspot for these birds, which makes it popular for nature lovers & photographers alike.
Our second lodge is located within a marvellous, private, ecological reserve of cloud forest. The area is renowned for its wealth of biodiversity that is rich in flora & fauna. Here you will spend several days looking for specialities such as the Sword-billed Hummingbird, Booted Tablet-Tail, Andean Guan, Masked Trogon, Ornate Flycatcher; mountain tanagers such as the Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Black-cheeked Mountain-Tanager & Hooded Mountain-Tanager & the colourful Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan.
There will be opportunities to photograph hummingbirds & more on feeders & visit a refuge famous for its rare birds such as the Cock-of-the-rock – yes, it is a bird – Rufous-fronted Wood-Quail, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Moustached Antpitta, Ochre-breasted Antpitta & Choco Trogon.
You will spend a day at another reserve photographing rare & colourful birds such as the Toucan Barbet, Rufous-crowned Antpitta, Orange-breasted Fruiteater before moving on to the Amazon Rainforest.
Within this famous rainforest, you will see flocks of Oropendola, Aracari, Tanager & Euphonia as they roam the forest canopy in search of fruit. Plum-throated Cotingas glow from the treetops & raptors perch on vantage points to dry off in the morning sun while White-browed Purpletufts & Crowned Slaty Flycatchers sally for insects. If there is a fruiting tree nearby, you may even see numerous parrots & macaws fly by or drop-in, & many other species are flying past or through as you sit in the tower hide overlooking the forest.
You will also spend time in one of the best places for wildlife photography in the Ecuadorian Andes photographing birds of prey such as Andean Condor, Black-faced Ibis, Variable Hawk, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Carunculated Caracara & Curve-billed Tinamou.
Unlike our Costa Rica photography holidays, you will notice that we have no specific allocated day for Frog & Reptile photography, we can do macro photography in all the Lodges that we visit, our local guide will go out to capture amphibians and reptiles every night of the tour & we can undertake macro photography sessions during the afternoons & evenings. Depending on our guests, we can do multiple macro photography sessions at each lodge.
Our third lodge is located near the paramo & hot springs of Papallacta where seeing 14 species of hummingbird in an hour is not uncommon! Here, in this gorgeous Andean valley with towering crests & forest-blanketed slopes with trails that wind through beautiful habitats where orchids hang from mossy branches & black-&-chestnut Eagles still soar, you will find a fascinating selection of local species. This is also the best area to observe Mountain Tapir & the Spectacled Bear as well as Ecuadorian Hillstar, Rainbow bearded Thornbill & Tawny Antpitta, to name but a few species that may be found in this area.
Photographable Species: andean condor, andean guan, andean lapwing, andean potoo, aracari, beryl- spangled tanager, black tailed trainbearer, black- cheeked mountain-tanager, black-chested buzzard-eagle, black-faced ibis, blue gray tanager, blue tanager, blue-winged mountain-tanager, booted racket tail, carunculated caracara, chestnut breasted coronet, chocó trogon, club winged manakin, cock-of-the-rock, collared inca, crowned slaty flycatcher, curve-billed tinamou, ecuadorian hillstar, flame- faced tanager, giant hummingbird, glistening-green tanager, golden- collared honeycreeper, golden-crowned flycatcher, green- crowned woodnymph, green-and-rufous kingfisher, hoary puffleg, hooded mountain tanager, long tailed sylph, masked flowerpiercer, masked trogon, moss-backed tanager, moustached antpitta, ochre-breasted antpitta, orange-breasted fruiteater, ornate flycatcher, oropendola, plate-billed mountain-toucan, rainbow bearded thornbill, red crested cotinga, red headed barbet, redbellied macaw, rufescent tiger-heron, rufous bellied seedsnipe, rufous motmot, rufous-breasted antthrush, rufous-crowned antpitta, rufous-fronted wood-quail, saffron finch, sapphire-vented puffleg, scarlet- bellied mountain-tanager, scrub tanager, shining sunbeam, sparkling violetear, strong-billed woodcreeper, sungrebe, sword-billed hummingbird, tawny antpitta, tawny-bellied hermit, torrent duck, toucan barbet, turquoise jay, tyrian metaltail, variable hawk, velvet-purple coronet, vermilion flycatcher, violet-tailed sylph, white bellied woodstar, white capped dipper, white- necked jacobin, white-browed purpletuft, white-whiskered hermit, yellow tanager, yellow-breasted antpitta

Hummingbirds & more of Ecuador Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1

flight from home location, arrive quito mariscal sucre international airport & transfer to a local hotel.

day 2

meet our local guide & transfer in our first lodge, this is a unique hotel with bird feeders in quito & its surroundings.

day 3

transfer to northwest pichincha, here we will visit a reserve to photograph hummingbirds & mountain-tanagers.

day 4

full-day of photography in sachatamia area, we will visit a photographic hide with a moth feeder, followed by a hummingbird photography session with multi-flash setup

day 5

full-day of photography in san tadeo area, we will be making use of two hides, one with a banana feeder & another for moths. we will also be making use of a location holding many hummingbird feeders.

day 6

transfer to the angel paz & milpe area, where we will make use of feeders that are sometimes visited by rare birds such as the antpittas, at this location we will also visit a cock of the rock lek. this will be followed by a hummingbird photography session during the afternoon.

day 7

transfer to mashpi shungo & amagusa area, this is undoubtedly one of the best places for bird photography, here we will devote the day to the photography of many rare & colourful species, as we find them.

day 8

transfer to an area within the amazon rainforest, we will spend full-days within the amazon rainforest seeking out our photography subjects, our days will include making use of 2 tower hides which look out over the forest, plus we will have access to 2 of the best clay licks, & we will take canoe tours through the floodplain & lakes.

day 9

full-day of photography within the amazon rainforest.

day 10

full-day of photography within the amazon rainforest.

day 11

full-day of photography within the amazon rainforest.

day 12

full-day of photography within the amazon rainforest.

day 13

transfer to the antisana ecological reserve, which is a protected area in ecuador situated in the napo province, quijos canton & archidona canton. antisana ecological reserve is one of the best places for wildlife photography in the ecuadorian andes. this is the perfect place to photograph landscapes & birds of prey.

day 14

transfer to papallacta area, at our lodge we will be focussed on capturing images of the torrent duck, hooded mountain-tanager, turquoise jay, sword-billed hummingbird, white-capped dipper, andean potoo, chestnut breasted coronet, white-bellied woodstar & the long-tailed sylph.

day 15

we will spend the morning in papallacta, a great place to attempt to spot the rare spectacled bear or the andean fox, return to quito & transfer to a local hotel, bidding farewell to our local guide. evening transfer to quito mariscal sucre international airport & flight to your home location.

Images of varying types of frog should be achievable during the NaturesLens Hummingbirds More of Ecuador Photography Holiday

2019 – Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday

One Of The Keel Billed Toucans Found In The Boca Tapada Region Of Costa Rica   Image Captured During The NaturesLens Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday
Join NaturesLens on an exciting photography holiday to capture images of the diverse bird species & other Costa Rican wildlife; this trip is ideally suited to amateur & semi-pro wildlife photographers. With a wide selection of locations included within the itinerary for this photography holiday, we will provide you with the best bird, mammal, amphibian, butterfly & invertebrate photography opportunities possible, capturing birds in flight, frogs within their habitats & various species interacting with one & other.
Costa Rica truly is a wildlife photographer’s dream come true! Literally meaning ‘rich coast’ in Spanish, Costa Rica has a wealth of natural diversity & wildlife, making it one of the most bio-diverse places on earth.
  • Excellent holiday leader to guest ratio
  • Single travellers have non-shared accommodation at no-extra cost
  • No single supplement for single travellers
  • On-location guidance & specific suggestions during each photography session
  • Photographers of all levels are welcome, the holiday's pacing will suit everyone's needs & skill level
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the massive number of bird species & other wildlife of Costa Rica, in Costa Rica, during the Costa Rican Wildlife photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 15 night/16 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £4799 per participant.
The range of photographable species which thrive in Costa Rica is a sight to behold. From the red-eyed tree frog to king vultures, the species we will encounter are diverse, but they all live side by side making up a large proportion of the delicate local ecosystem which exists in this region.
The various birds, that we will encounter can provide some of the most exciting wildlife photography opportunities, as their quick, unpredictable behaviour keeps us on our toes & enables captivating movement & in-flight imagery to be captured.
Our 15 night/16 day photography holiday to Costa Rica offers opportunities to photograph a huge range of native species, including sloth, as well as many others. We offer a package of accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable) & food on a half board basis, to ensure that all you need to worry about is taking unique & mesmerising photographs.
Sunrise & sunset are often considered the prime times of day for creative photography, so unlike other holidays & tours, during our Costa Rican wildlife photography tour, we will ensure that our photography sessions make the most of these times of the day. This provides unrivalled exposure to the variety of species & the environment which inhabits the various regions included within our offering.
This trip will be packed with photography opportunities, we will cover many miles taking in Costa Rica’s famously diverse wildlife … mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects & birds will ensure that this a trip that will make a huge impression.
Our photography tour ventures first to the Boca Tapada region, home to up to 350 different species of birds, among them the Collared Aracari, the Keel-billed Toucan & the Great Green Macaw; to Sarapiqui to photograph the various frogs, snakes & hummingbirds that our local guides will locate for us, then to a rainforest lodge, with stunning panoramic views of the famous Arenal Volcano & Lake Arenal, the lodge is set within 2000 acres of rainforest filled with exotic birds, wild animals & tropical vegetation.
On to the San Gerardo De Dota Valley, where we will be seeking out the Resplendent Quetzal, this bird is considered to be the startling emerald jewel of the cloud forest. Finally, we head to, Selva Verde, here we can expect to photograph up to 3 species of toucans & other colourful birds of Costa Rica like Tanagers, Motmots and Trogons.
The weather can vary between different times of day in this region at this time of year, so we advise that you bring layers & prepare for somewhat unpredictable weather conditions. Join NaturesLens for an amazing trip to photograph the diverse & startling Costa Rican wildlife, this is a wildlife photography experience you will never forget.
Places are limited, so book today!
Photographable Species: collared aracari, glass frog, green macaw, hummingbird, keel-billed toucan, king vulture, red-eyed tree frog, resplendent quetzal, sloth

Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - sunday - 1st december, 2019

arrive san jose airport, overnight at hotel villa tournon

day 2 - monday - 2nd december, 2019

hummingbird photography on way to san gerado valley - 2 hour drive, overnight in san gerado valley

day 3 - tuesday - 3rd december, 2019

quetzal photography followed by hummingbird photography, overnight in san gerado valley

day 4 - wednesday - 4th december, 2019

quetzal photography followed by hummingbird photography, then drive to sarapiqui - 3 1/2 hour drive - with a stop for hummingbird (snowcap & coquete) photograpjy, overnight in sarapiqui area

day 5 - thursday - 5th december, 2019

full-day frog photography, overnight in sarapiqui area

day 6 - friday - 6th december, 2019

hummingbird & other bird photography at copes, overnight in sarapiqui area

day 7 - saturday - 7th december, 2019

feeder photography at tico rainforest - 2 hour drive, overnight in tico rainforest area

day 8 - sunday - 8th december, 2019

travel to boca topada - 2 hour drive, overnight in boca topada area

day 9 - monday - 9th december, 2019

feeder photography followed by king vulture photography, overnight in boca topada area

day 10 - tuesday - 10th december, 2019

feeder photography followed by optional king vulture photography, overnight in boca topada area

day 11 - wednesday - 11th december, 2019

travel to arenal - 2 hour drive, overnight in arenal area

day 12 - thursday - 12th december, 2019

spider, reptile & snake photography, overnight in arenal area

day 13 - friday - 13th december, 2019

caño negro boat tour, overnight in arenal area

day 14 - saturday - 14th december, 2019

travel to monte verde - 3 1/2 hour drive, overnight in monte verde area

day 15 - sunday - 15th december, 2019

photography walk at selvatura & hummingbirds, followed by travel to san jose - 3 1/2 hour drive, overnight at hotel villa tournon

day 16 - monday - 16th december, 2019

flight to home location

2020 – Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday

One Of The Keel Billed Toucans Found In The Boca Tapada Region Of Costa Rica   Image Captured During The NaturesLens Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday
Join NaturesLens on an exciting photography holiday to capture images of the diverse bird species & other Costa Rican wildlife; this trip is ideally suited to amateur & semi-pro wildlife photographers. With a wide selection of locations included within the itinerary for this photography holiday, we will provide you with the best bird, mammal, amphibian, butterfly & invertebrate photography opportunities possible, capturing birds in flight, frogs within their habitats & various species interacting with one & other.
Costa Rica truly is a wildlife photographer’s dream come true! Literally meaning ‘rich coast’ in Spanish, Costa Rica has a wealth of natural diversity & wildlife, making it one of the most bio-diverse places on earth.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the massive number of bird species & other wildlife of Costa Rica, in Costa Rica, during the Costa Rican Wildlife photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 15 night/16 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £3749 per participant.
The range of photographable species which thrive in Costa Rica is a sight to behold. From the red-eyed tree frog to king vultures, the species we will encounter are diverse, but they all live side by side making up a large proportion of the delicate local ecosystem which exists in this region.
The various birds, that we will encounter can provide some of the most exciting wildlife photography opportunities, as their quick, unpredictable behaviour keeps us on our toes & enables captivating movement & in-flight imagery to be captured.
Our 15 night/16 day photography holiday to Costa Rica offers opportunities to photograph a huge range of native species, including sloth, as well as many others. We offer a package of accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable) & food on a half board basis, to ensure that all you need to worry about is taking unique & mesmerising photographs.
Sunrise & sunset are often considered the prime times of day for creative photography, so unlike other holidays & tours, during our Costa Rican wildlife photography tour, we will ensure that our photography sessions make the most of these times of the day. This provides unrivalled exposure to the variety of species & the environment which inhabits the various regions included within our offering.
This trip will be packed with photography opportunities, we will cover many miles taking in Costa Rica’s famously diverse wildlife … mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects & birds will ensure that this a trip that will make a huge impression.
Our photography tour ventures first to the Boca Tapada region, home to up to 350 different species of birds, among them the Collared Aracari, the Keel-billed Toucan & the Great Green Macaw; to Sarapiqui to photograph the various frogs, snakes & hummingbirds that our local guides will locate for us, then to a rainforest lodge, with stunning panoramic views of the famous Arenal Volcano & Lake Arenal, the lodge is set within 2000 acres of rainforest filled with exotic birds, wild animals & tropical vegetation.
On to the San Gerardo De Dota Valley, where we will be seeking out the Resplendent Quetzal, this bird is considered to be the startling emerald jewel of the cloud forest. Finally, we head to, Selva Verde, here we can expect to photograph up to 3 species of toucans & other colourful birds of Costa Rica like Tanagers, Motmots and Trogons.
The weather can vary between different times of day in this region at this time of year, so we advise that you bring layers & prepare for somewhat unpredictable weather conditions. Join NaturesLens for an amazing trip to photograph the diverse & startling Costa Rican wildlife, this is a wildlife photography experience you will never forget.
Places are limited, so book today!
Photographable Species: collared aracari, glass frog, green macaw, hummingbird, keel-billed toucan, king vulture, red-eyed tree frog, resplendent quetzal, sloth

Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1

arrive san jose airport, overnight at hotel villa tournon

day 2

hummingbird photography on way to san gerado valley - 2 hour drive, overnight in san gerado valley

day 3

quetzal photography followed by hummingbird photography, overnight in san gerado valley

day 4

quetzal photography followed by hummingbird photography, then drive to sarapiqui - 3 1/2 hour drive - with a stop for hummingbird (snowcap & coquete) photograpjy, overnight in sarapiqui area

day 5

full-day frog photography, overnight in sarapiqui area

day 6

hummingbird & other bird photography at copes, overnight in sarapiqui area

day 7

feeder photography at tico rainforest - 2 hour drive, overnight in tico rainforest area

day 8

travel to boca topada - 2 hour drive, overnight in boca topada area

day 9

feeder photography followed by king vulture photography, overnight in boca topada area

day 10

feeder photography followed by optional king vulture photography, overnight in boca topada area

day 11

travel to arenal - 2 hour drive, overnight in arenal area

day 12

spider, reptile & snake photography, overnight in arenal area

day 13

caño negro boat tour, overnight in arenal area

day 14

travel to monte verde - 3 1/2 hour drive, overnight in monte verde area

day 15

photography walk at selvatura & hummingbirds, followed by travel to san jose - 3 1/2 hour drive, overnight at hotel villa tournon

day 16

flight to home location

2019 – Wildlife of Costa Rica Photography Holiday

One Of The Keel Billed Toucans Found In The Boca Tapada Region Of Costa Rica   Image Captured During The NaturesLens Costa Rican Wildlife Photography Holiday
Join NaturesLens on an exciting photography holiday to capture images of the diverse bird species & other Costa Rican wildlife; this trip is ideally suited to amateur & semi-pro wildlife photographers. With a wide selection of locations included within the itinerary for this photography holiday, we will provide you with the best bird, mammal, amphibian, butterfly & invertebrate photography opportunities possible, capturing birds in flight, frogs within their habitats & various species interacting with one & other.
Costa Rica truly is a wildlife photographer’s dream come true! Literally meaning ‘rich coast’ in Spanish, Costa Rica has a wealth of natural diversity & wildlife, making it one of the most bio-diverse places on earth.
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the massive number of bird species & other wildlife of Costa Rica, in Costa Rica, during the Wildlife of Costa Rica photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 15 night/16 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £4799  £3999 per participant.
The range of photographable species which thrive in Costa Rica is a sight to behold. From the red-eyed tree frog to king vultures, the species we will encounter are diverse, but they all live side by side making up a large proportion of the delicate local ecosystem which exists in this region.
The various birds, that we will encounter can provide some of the most exciting wildlife photography opportunities, as their quick, unpredictable behaviour keeps us on our toes & enables captivating movement & in-flight imagery to be captured.
Our 15 night/16 day photography holiday to Costa Rica offers opportunities to photograph a huge range of native species, including sloth, as well as many others. We offer a package of accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable) & food on a half board basis, to ensure that all you need to worry about is taking unique & mesmerising photographs.
Sunrise & sunset are often considered the prime times of day for creative photography, so unlike other holidays & tours, during our Costa Rican wildlife photography tour, we will ensure that our photography sessions make the most of these times of the day. This provides unrivalled exposure to the variety of species & the environment which inhabits the various regions included within our offering.
This trip will be packed with photography opportunities, we will cover many miles taking in Costa Rica’s famously diverse wildlife … mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects & birds will ensure that this a trip that will make a huge impression.
Our photography tour ventures first to the Boca Tapada region, home to up to 350 different species of birds, among them the Collared Aracari, the Keel-billed Toucan & the Great Green Macaw; to Sarapiqui to photograph the various frogs, snakes & hummingbirds that our local guides will locate for us, then to a rainforest lodge, with stunning panoramic views of the famous Arenal Volcano & Lake Arenal, the lodge is set within 2000 acres of rainforest filled with exotic birds, wild animals & tropical vegetation.
On to the San Gerardo De Dota Valley, where we will be seeking out the Resplendent Quetzal, this bird is considered to be the startling emerald jewel of the cloud forest. Finally, we head to, Selva Verde, here we can expect to photograph up to 3 species of toucans & other colourful birds of Costa Rica like Tanagers, Motmots and Trogons.
The weather can vary between different times of day in this region at this time of year, so we advise that you bring layers & prepare for somewhat unpredictable weather conditions. Join NaturesLens for an amazing trip to photograph the diverse & startling Costa Rican wildlife, this is a wildlife photography experience you will never forget.
Places are limited, so book today!
Photographable Species: collared aracari, glass frog, green macaw, hummingbird, keel-billed toucan, king vulture, red-eyed tree frog, resplendent quetzal, sloth

Wildlife of Costa Rica Photography Holiday Itinerary

day 1 - saturday - 16th november, 2019

arrive san jose airport, overnight at hotel villa tournon

day 2 - sunday - 17th november, 2019

hummingbird photography on way to san gerado valley - 2 hour drive, overnight in san gerado valley

day 3 - monday - 18th november, 2019

quetzal photography followed by hummingbird photography, overnight in san gerado valley

day 4 - tuesday - 19th november, 2019

quetzal photography followed by hummingbird photography, then drive to sarapiqui - 3 1/2 hour drive - with a stop for hummingbird (snowcap & coquete) photograpjy, overnight in sarapiqui area

day 5 - wednesday - 20th november, 2019

full-day frog photography, overnight in sarapiqui area

day 6 - thursday - 21st november, 2019

hummingbird & other bird photography at copes, overnight in sarapiqui area

day 7 - friday - 22nd november, 2019

feeder photography at tico rainforest - 2 hour drive, overnight in tico rainforest area

day 8 - saturday - 23rd november, 2019

travel to boca topada - 2 hour drive, overnight in boca topada area

day 9 - sunday - 24th november, 2019

feeder photography followed by king vulture photography, overnight in boca topada area

day 10 - monday - 25th november, 2019

feeder photography followed by optional king vulture photography, overnight in boca topada area

day 11 - tuesday - 26th november, 2019

travel to arenal - 2 hour drive, overnight in arenal area

day 12 - wednesday - 27th november, 2019

spider, reptile & snake photography, overnight in arenal area

day 13 - thursday - 28th november, 2019

caño negro boat tour, overnight in arenal area

day 14 - friday - 29th november, 2019

travel to monte verde - 3 1/2 hour drive, overnight in monte verde area

day 15 - saturday - 30th november, 2019

photography walk at selvatura & hummingbirds, followed by travel to san jose - 3 1/2 hour drive, overnight at hotel villa tournon

day 16 - sunday - 1st december, 2019

flight to home location