A Showcase of Images From our Costa Rica Guests

Posted Mar. 3rd, 2012 by Daniel J. Cox

One of the great joys in helping people become better photographers is to see them improve and begin creating great images. On our last photo tour to Costa Rica our guests produced some beautiful photographs. The following link shows some of the images they submitted to showcase their work. We’re currently working on a new website which will have the ability to present the work of our guests on a more regular basis. Until that is done and up to speed we’re going to share their images with the world via our blog page. Take a look and note the copyright watermark on each image which will tell you who shot the photo. I hope you enjoy these as much as Tanya and I do. Congratulations to all the folks who traveled with us and did such a great job documenting the beautiful animals and scenery of this beautiful country.

Flowers cover the forest flower near our lodge on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

The above image by Charlotte Kidd is stunning! She shot this with her new mirrorless camera – an Olympus E-PL3. The E-Pl3 did well with static subjects but she struggled with the monkeys moving through the trees and other fast moving creatures.

A Howler Monkey signals an alarm in the forest near our lodge on the Osa Peninsula.

Steve and his wife Elizabeth worked hard to get an image of this Howler monkey. Steve was never far from either his 200-400mm or 600mm Nikkor lenses, even on long hikes down the trail through the Osa rainforest. Having a large lens paid off by allowing Steve and Elizabeth to capture this gorgeous image on a vigorous hike into the forest one morning.

Fred Kurtz, who’s only been shooting for a short period of time, has traveled to many places all over the world for his photos. The Costa Rica trip was his first with an emphasis on wildlife. He did a great job and came away completely jazzed about wildlife and nature. So much, in fact, that he booked for our Kenya trip immediately upon arriving home.

Congratulations to all our guests for doing such a wonderful job with their photography in Costa Rica. You can see more of their work by clicking on the following link that showcases their beautiful images:

Natural Exposures Costa Rica Photo Tour Guests Showcase Their Work 

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  1. Viki GaulOn Mar. 7th, 2012

    Daniel…I am interested to know the brand name of the canned air you use in the video on cleaning camera sensors…Can you please let me know…I am travelling soon and want to get it here in Canada before I leave or in the States once I am there. Thanks so much for the informative videos on your website. I am connected to Nikon page at Linkedin and frankly your post is the one I watch for each time…always has something to ‘tuck’ away and ponder…Viki

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      jillmangumOn Mar. 8th, 2012

      Hi Viki,

      We appreciate your following the Daniel J. Cox/Natural Exposures blog! Daniel is in India leading a photo tour and out of contact until March 11. I have searched our office for a can of Daniel’s canned air and unfortunately have found nothing. My guess is he took it all with him to India as it is probably a dusty place to shoot. I am working on tracking down what he uses and will get back to you as soon as possible. When is your trip scheduled for? Hopefully we can either locate the brand or be in contact with Dan before your trip. Thanks for connecting Viki – we’ll be in touch – hopefully sooner than later 🙂

      Best wishes,

      Jill, Natural Exposures

  2. Jim WingoOn Mar. 7th, 2012

    Those are first rate photographs, I’m impressed!

  3. Richard UnsworthOn Mar. 7th, 2012


    Nice set of images, brings fond memories

    I have spent 1 year in the last 2 years photographing in Costa Rica. I am currently working on a photo/story book with “how I got the shot elements” and tips. I can fully appreciate the effort needed to take good photos in the forests, its pretty damn hard. I will report back when ready – -taster I have some great full length Quetzal shots from The Savegre Valley….thank you for sharing the images.

  4. Robyn ShaferOn Mar. 7th, 2012

    Looks like that was a great trip! I especially like Steve Webster’s frog that was looking right at the camera! Thank you all for inspiring me!

  5. Fred KurtzOn Mar. 3rd, 2012

    What a fantastic trip this was. It is one I would consider doing a second time! Have fun in India. I will be keeping a close eye on your posts.

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      danieljcoxOn Mar. 3rd, 2012

      Thanks Fred. You have some beautiful images from this trip and we appreciate you sharing them with our readers.

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