Vandana Photography - Vandana Raman
December 17, 2010 - <a href="http://www.hangingbridges.com/">Hiking in the rainforest </a>
We were picked up at 8:30am and taken to the Arenal rainforest. Our guide, Indira, fresh out of school, showed us a variety of flora & fauna, and a lot of details about their behavior in the wild. We spotted howler monkeys, spider monkeys, leaf-cutter ants, and saw for the first time a real 3-toed sloth. There are about 10 hanging bridges, offering a fabulous view of the canopy and the Arenal volcano. The last bridge is the highest & the longest, overlooking the entire forest.

We spotted an entire colony of leaf cutter ants & their home. Leaf cutters are blind & follow each other by sensing the pheromones, but any rain causes them to lose their scent & their way back to the anthill. Its amazing to watch a collection of tiny leaves walking by themselves on the forest floor, until you realize each leaf is held up by a tiny ant!

Indira, our guide, is Costa Rican but was named Indira after 'Indira Gandhi', the Indian Prime minister whom Indira's Mom greatly admired !!

December 17, 2010 - Hiking in the rainforest We were picked up at 8:30am and taken to the Arenal rainforest. Our guide, Indira, fresh out of school, showed us a variety of flora & fauna, and a lot of details about their behavior in the wild. We spotted howler monkeys, spider monkeys, leaf-cutter ants, and saw for the first time a real 3-toed sloth. There are about 10 hanging bridges, offering a fabulous view of the canopy and the Arenal volcano. The last bridge is the highest & the longest, overlooking the entire forest. We spotted an entire colony of leaf cutter ants & their home. Leaf cutters are blind & follow each other by sensing the pheromones, but any rain causes them to lose their scent & their way back to the anthill. Its amazing to watch a collection of tiny leaves walking by themselves on the forest floor, until you realize each leaf is held up by a tiny ant! Indira, our guide, is Costa Rican but was named Indira after 'Indira Gandhi', the Indian Prime minister whom Indira's Mom greatly admired !!

March 22, 2016 - such fun hiking with Arjun :) !

March 22, 2016 - such fun hiking with Arjun :) !

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