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February 2023 Troop (Contributors)
Howler’s February issue has a visually spellbinding treat in store for readers, unlike anything we’ve featured before. Peter Grobe’s photos take “larger than life” to unfathomable extremes that could find you at once mesmerized and terrified. It’s a rare opportunity to see for yourself why Costa Rica was a macro photography paradise for the globetrotting shutterfly.
Our Travel & Adventure section takes you outside the country to the captivating “end of the world” in Tierra del Fuego. Then closer to home, you’ll get a birds-eye view of some favorite Guanacaste locales that might see “gyrocopter adventure” being added to your bucket list.
Captain Paul Watson imagines what a biocentric lifestyle would look like, and the lifesaving impact on our planet’s human and animal inhabitants. A selection of signature pieces from two different visual artists is yours to enjoy in our ACE section this month, while an eclectic array of historical photos offer a rare glimpse at people and places in Costa Rica during the early 20th century.
Peter Grobe describes himself as an ambitious amateur photographer who is passionate about jumping spiders. He regards them as the perfect model, “less for the scientific aspect than for their sheer beauty.” Indeed, without exception, each of the tiny creatures he captures using specialized macro techniques is gorgeous in some exquisitely shocking way when viewed through his lens.
When Peter is away from his home in Kilchberg ZH, Switzerland, there’s a good chance he’s on one his “jumping spider safaris,” seeking to photograph yet another species of that globally widespread insect.
Sylvia Barreto Benites. Writer, teacher, tutor and founding director of IREN Renaissance Institute, a Costa Rican nonprofit organization focused on innovative learning solutions for children and adults.
Debbie Bride. Canadian continuing to create and communicate in Costa Rica.
Terry Carlile. Served as a U. S. Navy journalist for eight years, and is also a workshop trainer and keynote speaker.
Daniel Oses Ivankovich. Trilingual junior attorney (Spanish, English, Portuguese) at GM Attorneys, with a law degree from Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho in San José.
Tom Schultz. BS Biology and Geology, avid birder and nature photographer, retired software executive. email@example.com
Captain Paul Watson. Globally renowned ocean conservationist and environmental activist, advancing marine ecosystem protection initiatives through the new Captain Paul Watson Foundation. Co-founder of the Greenpeace Foundation and founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Dr. Herbert Weinman. MD, MBA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Lipsky. Retired New York police officer, now enjoying kayak fishing and nature photography adventures in Costa Rica.