Gauchos working at Iberá Reserve
Most people rush to see the spectacular Iguazu Falls in the very north of Argentina, and then fly 1-2 days later south to Buenos Aires or further. But they miss one of the jewels of the north, the Iberá Marshes. Those who see it return enthralled. Need convincing? This article by Canadian photographer Tommie Sue Montgomery describes her trip there with stunningly beautiful photos. [click to continue…]
It can be dangerous lying on the beach! One moment all was quiet, sunny and the waves were lapping gently at my feet, the next moment a screeching shadow passed close overhead and landed on a branch further down the beach. And the shadow, by now clearly a hawk of some kind, kept screeching and shifting its weight nervously from one claw to another.
Osprey with catch on the beach
Surprisingly I could tiptoe quite close and see what was going on. The bird, an osprey, had a remarkably large fish in its claws and was grabbing a bite when it wasn’t checking that intruders weren’t about to pounce.
So do bear in mind, next time you sun yourself on a Costa Rican beach, that nature also likes to be there…..