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Costa Rica

2002-2006 - San José

Costa Rica's bustling capital with parks, churches, streets, lakes, houses and traffic. The suburbs feature stunning sunsets and stormy skies approached on a busride. An artistic cemetery and nightshots at different locations. As an extra you will be shown a local roller skating competition.

2002.09-10 - Punta Banco

Images of wildlife in southern Costa Rica, such as trees and plants, different species of lizards, frogs, butterflies, birds, monkeys, White-nosed Coatis, Cicada and other kind of insects, spiders and scorpions. Tropical sunsets, photos of the Guaymi Indians and Tico children. Work of the volunteers, laying sea turtles and emerging hatchling.

2002.10 - Ostional Nemzeti Park

Olive Ridley Sea Turtles and Black Vultures on Costa Rica's only mass nesting beach in Ostional National Wildlife Refuge on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.

2002.11 - San Miguel és Caletas tengerpartok

Two beautiful beaches and the Bongo River. Shots of the wildlife, e.g. lizards, sea turtles, wasps, spiders, crabs, horses, birds, Caracara, parrots, Brown Pelican, Limpkins, Egrets, palm trees, an American Crocodile and a dog. Photographic documentation of the life of the volunteers.

2002.12 - Punta Banco

Baby Olive Ridley Sea Turtles emerging from the artificial hatchery and their first steps towards the sea. A volunteer counting the eggshells of hatchling.

2002.12 - Punta Banco

A busride, ferry scene, a typical Latin American snack: fried platanos. Pictures of a dragonfly, Capuchin Monkeys, a toucan, pigs, trees and some images of the beach as well as village folks.

2002.12 - Irazú-tűzhányó, Cartago, Orosi

Crater of Irazu Vulcano and its surroundings. Photos of the church and other spots of Cartago and Orosi, a rainbow, flowers and a creche.

2002.12 - Poás-vulkán, La Paz-zuhatag, Kolibri kilátó

Pictures of the cloud forest around the volcano, the La Paz Waterfall, colorful photos of hummingbirds at a cafeteria near the waterfall and a Tarantula Spider.

2002.12 - Monteverde

Cloud forest, Skywalk on suspended bridges in the canopy, Howler Monkeys and snakes (Bushmaster, Vine Snakes, Eyelash Viper), a parrot, trees and flowers, pictures of meals.

2003.01 - Playa del Coco

Images of the fishing village and its surroundings. Beaches, sea birds, local people. Documentation of the work of the fishermen during a week's boattrip. Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Squid, Silky Shark, Manta Ray and Dorado, lots of Dorados.

2003.02 - Guiones-tengerpart

Life of the fishermen in a tiny Costa Rican village. Pictures include rays, fishes, birds.

2003.02 - San José

The capital from a different angle. Black and white photography of the poorer neighborhoods and the life in the streets of San Jose.

2003.02 - Miravalles-tűzhányó

Trip to two waterfalls and the geysers of Volcano Miravalles.

2003.04 - Caño-sziget

Beautiful island, that forms part of the Corcovado National Park. Seaside, palm trees, sunsets and the rain forest and its hidden treasure, the spherical artefacts.

2003.04 - Chirripó Nemzeti Park

The Chirripo National Park, the peak of Mount Chirripo and Mount Terbi, Crestones rock formations and Mount Ventisqueros.

2003.11 - Tenorio-vulkán, Kék-folyó

Tenorio National Park with images of the forest, trails and the breathtaking Blue River. Life of the volunteers at the ranger station. A patrol in the rainforest in search of poachers.

2003.11 - Montezuma, Cabo Blanco Abszolút Rezervátum

The touristy area of Montezuma and its waterfall. The oldest natural reserve in Costa Rica the Cabo Blanco National Park. Beaches, the forest and trees, plants and flowers, paths, streams and small cascade, some MINAE installations. Animals include the Black Iguana or Ctenosaur, Mantled Howler Monkey, Variegated Squirrel, spider, grasshopper and a Walking Stick.

2003.12 - Jacó tengerpartja, Carara Nemzeti Park

Tropical sunsets on Jaco Beach. The Carara National Park and its surroundings, the Tarcoles River and Tarcoles Beach. The Carara forest is a unique crossbreed between the dry and the wet tropical rain forests.

2003.11 - Punta Banco, Talamanca-hegység

A few more shots of this beautiful spot in the southern part of the country. Some more sunsets and the scenery of the Talamanca Mountain Range.

2004.01 - Palo Verde Nemzeti Park

Extensive documentations of the Palo Verde National Park. Pictures taken of the Nicaragua, Palo Verde and the Bocana Marsh. Sceneries from three different viewpoints. Among birds are: Black Vulture, Wood Stork, Snowy Egret. Other animals include: Vine Snake, Ctenosaur a horse and some colorful butterflies. Life of the ranger station and some glimpses from the agriculture of the region: rice cultivation, cows and calves.

2004.02 - Poás-tűzhányó

Tourists watching the lake of the beautiful Vulcano Poas, pictures of the crater and the caldera and some leaves from the surrounding forest.

2004.02 - Caletas-part

Conservation of Caletas Beach and the Leatherback Sea Turtles nesting there. Campsite and its people, different face of the Bongo River. Sunset from Coyote Point and the view of the beach in every possible aspect with spectacularly shaped driftwood. A boat trip in the mangrove close to the mouth of the river.

2004.02 - Irazú-vulkán, Cartago

The volcano, its crater and the lagoon in partly cloudy weather. Agricultural farmlands and the scenery close to the entrance of the Vulcano Irazu National Park. Photography of the impressive church called "La Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles". Praying people inside the Basilica and its beautiful interiors.

2004.02 - Arenal-tűzhányó és Arenal-tó

Uncommon shots of the active volcano, a glimpse into the surrounding national park, and life on the ranger station. Birdwatching tourism and visitors feeding a White-nosed Coati. Streets and the park of La Fortuna, flowers, ants, rock formations and a small tour around Lake Arenal.

2004.02 - Zarcero

Zarcero is famous for its elaborate topiary garden in front of the town church.

2004.03 - La Cruz, Orosi-vulkán, Rincon de la Vieja-vulkán

Sceneries with volcanoes in the background, road leading to mountains, orange groves and sunsets.

2004.03 - Tamarindo-part

One of the coutry's most popular beaches, with mainly surfers, surfers and more surfers.

2004.03 - Lankester-kert

A botanic garden in the neighborhood of Cartago with many species of orchids, trees, bamboos and cactus.

2004.03 - Barva-tűzhányó, San José de la Montaña, Heredia

Trekking on Barva Volcano, around Lakes (Laguna) Barva and Copey in the clouded tropical high elevation rain forest. Houses of small towns in region, like Sacramento and the church of San José de la Montaña. Main church of Heredia, La inmaculada Concepción.

2004.03 - Kerékpártúra Turrialba körül

Biking in the mountains around Turrialba.

2004.04 - Barra Honda Nemzeti Park

The Barra Honda National Park with its famous caves. A group of English ecotourists having an adventure descending into to the cavern of the main chamber and a few shots of the photographer posing as the hero of the dangerous cave.

2005.03 - Tortuguero Nemzeti Park

Photos taken inside Tortuguero National Park and on the canals surrounding the region. Visit to the north to neighbouring Barra del Colorado which is alos part of the great Caribbean protected area.

2005.04 - Miramar és Zapotal

2005.04 - Piedras Blancas Nemzeti Park

2005.04-05 - Első Eupolisz körtúra

The tour guided by the photographer started from San Jose, the capital. The clients went around in the country seeing the two great volcanoes of Irazu and Poas, visiting Cartago and Orosi, La Paz waterfalls and gardens. After visiting the mountain comunity of Zapotal they stayed a few nights in the Garza Bay enjoying one of the best beaches in Guanacaste, then drove on to Tenorio National Park, Monteverde, Arenal and La Fortuna. Here they marveled at the magnificent waterfall. They continued to Tortuguero to see the number of canals with the exceptional wildlife it has to offer. Eventually they concluded their journey in Puerto Limon and Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

2005.10 - Samara és Buena Vista tengerpartok

2006.02-03 - Második Eupolisz körút

2006.05 - Monkey Park Állatmenhely

2006.05 - Tamarindo, Conchal, Brasilito és Flamingo tengerpartok

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