Corcovado Jungle
December 2006

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This day's trip took us 2 hours by boat into the depths of the Corcovado jungle.



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It was *teeming* with life.



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Bark of a "Tourist Tree". It photosynthesized via its bark... but sometimes gets sun burnt.



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Monkey Comb flowers - which monkeys sometimes use for grooming.



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Leaf Cutter ants, making one of a zillion trails across the forest floor.



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A wild boar footprint - and a fellow in a found cap.



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Map of the park at the ranger's station.

We were 8 hours from the next nearest human dwelling.



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These monkeys got angry and threw branches at us.



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These monkeys had a l'il baby...







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These monkeys tried to pee on us. Howlers, they were stinky and loud!



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Still angry. Look at that face!



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I was only able to capture a few shots of butterflies despite seeing many.

These almost seemed to pose for me.



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The big brown lump on the right is a giant termite nest. They build them on healthy trees - go figure!

PS: if you are trapped in the jungle, without food - you can eat Termites. Apparently they taste like celery!



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The beach at low tied revealed volcanic roots.

I have never seen anything like it.



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Later that night - we went on the Bug Lady tour.



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The cricket in this photo has been eaten alive by the super creepy cordyceps mind-control fungus.

I am not sure I would voluntarily eat this stuff, but apparently it has medicinal uses.



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