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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Some of the unusual flora of Costa Rica

Sometimes, when we are in a special, exotic place that is full of wildlife, it is hard to concentrate on the incredible flora that is all around. These are some pictures from Costa Rica which highlight just that - the incredible variety of the flora. The first two are from the rainforest, and taken "au naturelle" within their natural habitat. The next two are from the gardens, just normal gardens, and represent some majestic use of the normal plants within reach. The third and fourth pictures are representative of the wild plants that grow around in the different environments. And the last one is - I don't know, I've never seen it before or since. It was just "sitting pretty," waiting for someone to take its picture.


  1. This post is particularly appealing to me, since I have a special liking for flora and fauna, especially exotic species. The last picture is amazing -- one of those troves that make you feel like an adventurer who's just found a unique treasure. I've never seen it before either, it must be some endemic plant.

  2. Good stuff. Your Costa Rica pictures always take me back to my travels there.

  3. Thanks, folks, for your comments. I know that these were not some of my photographically sophisticated pictures, but they did represent an interesting array of plant life, in that diverse environment.

  4. Love these flowers - there is something interesting and inspiring about them. Or maybe it's the fact that they are coming from another place I have never visited. Thanks