Located at 290 km south of the Costa Rican capital city San Jose, Corcovado National Park is a virtually uninterrupted sandy beach extending for 20 km, with cliffs and pocket beaches.
Situated on a tight land passage between two continents, it is no wonder National Geographic calls Corcovado National Park the "most biologically intense place on Earth". That suits well with the name of the country as well: “Costa Rica” stands for “Rich Coast”.
The park is the largest stronghold of primary forest on a Pacific coastline that has been all but destroyed from Mexico to South America. Its 41,788 hectares encompass eight habitats, from mangrove swamp and jolillo palm grove to montane forest. The park protects more than 400 species of birds (20 are endemic), 116 of amphibians and reptiles, and 139 of mammals, representing 10% of the mammals in the Americas.
The Osa Peninsula bears the brunt of torrential rains from April to December. It receives up to 400 cm per year. The driest months, January-April, are the best times to visit.
The picture was taken at sunset, towards which huge high tides are created.
Scanned from slide, applied saturation, sharpness & Neat Image.
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- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3843)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1992-12-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon AE-1P, Soligor AF 28-210mm f : 4,5 - 5,6, Kodak Ektachrome 100
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-06 0:55
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