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Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua

I love Central America- its fascinating indigenous cultures, stunningly colorful markets, and vast array of wildlife have  always been deeply appealing to me as a photographer.  But on my last trip I realized how rich the region can also be in experiences.

I just returned from Costa Rica for Tauck Bridges- teaching photography workshops to families. The tour was absolutely amazing - for both photography and adventure. From zip lining over perfectly visible volcanoes to tubing in white-water (you can see recordings of both of these experiences in the video below) to experiencing the local culture, the trip had something for everyone  We surveyed the country from a multitude of angles and had both once-in-a-lifetime experiences and terrific photographic opportunities.  At the end of the week-long tour, I created the video below featuring my photography. 

After our week in Costa Rica, we headed north to Nicaragua where the luxurious jungle resort Jicaro lodge was our home for a few nights. We explored the untouched Lake Nicaragua-- kayaking to natural hot springs, touring colorful Granada, and photographing  the Masaya volcano at night where the combination of volcanic steam and rain created a surreal white-out. The exotic local markets were photographic nirvana. 

To see more images from the trip check out the album on Facebook- 


offset printing said...

This is a great share. Central America is a highly cultural place where people are exposed with the diversity of nature. The photos that you uploaded are wonderful and has characters. The colorful houses and the smiles on their faces are really awesome. Keep it up.

Patty @chromakey photography said...

So nice of you to share your experiences on your travel. I really love to travel and costa rica is in my wish list for this year.

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