Costa Rica

How could I not love a country that values education over military and places a great deal of importance on environmental sustainability. And the beautiful people!... Pura Vida!

Abuela

Abuela

Guanacaste, Costa Rica 2015

Patito

Patito

Guanacaste, Costa Rica 2015 When it came dinner time for the dozens of baby chicks running around the yard, this little boy had one job- keep the older hens and larger ducklings away from the scratch. When he saw that two of my campers were interested in the activity, he brought them a duckling to hold. What is daily life for him was so novel to them!

Shrine

Shrine

San Jose, Costa Rica 2015 This sacrificial shrine remains one of few from the indigenous tribal cultures that are now nearly lost.

Coffee

Coffee

Monteverde, Costa Rica 2015

Looking Out

Looking Out

La Carpio, Costa Rica 2015 The children of Nicaraguan immigrants peek out at me from a window in La Carpio. With running water and electricity, this small neighborhood of San Jose is quite upscale by some global standards but still remains one of Costa Rica's poorest areas.

Orosi Rose

Orosi Rose

Orosi, Costa Rica 2015

Valley Clouds

Valley Clouds

Orosi, Costa Rica 2015

Volcanic Bath

Volcanic Bath

Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica 2015 Water bubbles up, warmed to a boiling temperature by the nearby lava of one of Costa Rica's active volcanoes.

Catarata

Catarata

Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica 2015

Mama Hen

Mama Hen

Guanacaste, Costa Rica 2015

Little Lizard

Little Lizard

Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica 2015

Juan Sanchez

Juan Sanchez

San Jose, Costa Rica 2015 One of few remaining traditional, indigenous shamans in Costa Rica, Juan Sanchez now opens his sacred shrines to tours in an attempt to educate a greater audience about how quickly his culture is being lost.

Hydro Dam

Hydro Dam

Orosi, Costa Rica 2015

Hibiscus Butterfly

Hibiscus Butterfly

Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica 2015

Baby Goat

Baby Goat

Monteverde, Costa Rica 2015

Sunset Run

Sunset Run

Guanacaste, Costa Rica 2015

Caged

Caged

Heredia, Costa Rica 2015

Cositas

Cositas

Guanacaste, Costa Rica 2015 Small mementos stand as an unintentional shrine to this rural family's history. I felt like I was looking at a private narrative of memory in capturing this beautiful shot.

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