Wildlife Photography in Costa Rica

By Frank Simms

Costa Rica may be a small country in size, but it boasts a great array of wildlife and impressive landscapes. This is wonderful combination for those of us who enjoy photography. In Costa Rica we have the opportunity of capturing a magic sunrise on the Caribbean side to a dreamy sunset on the Pacific side: in between, mountains and jungles that are habitat to mammals, birds, plants, lichens and much more.

Rhinoceros beetle.

Rhinoceros beetle.

Male Anhinga.

Male Anhinga.

Brown vine snake.

Brown vine snake.

There are many challenges when photographing in Costa Rica, such as light, composition and movement; but it also provides amazing rewards when we capture those images that will remain for years, not only in our photo albums, but in our hearts too. 

This is what motivates me to continue photographing, to able to capture that moment that will not repeat again, to be able to share with my tour passengers a few tricks to better their techniques, or inspire them with one of my pictures to get into the wide world of photography. 

Common slider turtle.

Common slider turtle.

Emerald basilisk.

Emerald basilisk.

I invite you to experience, no matter what camera you use, the important thing is to try, and who knows, maybe when you come to Costa Rica, we’ll meet and share this passion of photography.

My name is Frank Simms, I’ve been a free lance tour guide and photographer for more than 21 years now.