Costa Rica: Through the Lens
Howler’s “Costa Rica: Through the Lens” photographers
- out of hundreds of photographers in Costa Rica
- from cell phones to thousand dollar cameras
- millions of photographs available
- untold numbers of photographic opportunities
You’ll find the photographer’s information, social media links and their photos on this page.
Make sure to contact your favorites and let them know you appreciate their work as showcased in Howler’s October edition.
PUZZLE: click the puzzle under the selected photos to complete the online puzzle of that photo.
Click the artist’s profile photograph to go to their digital magazine pages (full screen):
Nauyaca Waterfall: Photo taken with a drone captures a beautiful rainbow in the upper fall.
Penca Beach: Sunset with a sailboat at Penca Beach, Potrero, Guanacaste.
Turrialba Volcano: Sunset at the Turrialba Volcano; the volcano looks red because of the sunlight.
Quemaderos Volcán Poás. Reflection of Cerro Pelon in a Mineral Lake
Los Santos is a region famous for its pure arabica coffee production. Border restrictions in 2020 left producers with an abundance of coffee but few workers to harvest the beans. Growers like Né (shown here) were forced to call upon family members to work the fields for the first time in over a decade.
A caballero wams up his horse before the famous Caña Blanca Cabalgata
El Dia del Niño is a day in which Costa Ricans celebrate the rights of children. Mothers across the country hand-sew traditional clothes for their children to parade around the school or central plaza each year. In 2020, with schools closed due to Covid, Samantha and her sister Emily celebrated this day standing proudly in front of their home in the village of Alfombra, Pérez Zeledon.
“La Nigüenta,” inspired by 19th century Costa Rican folklore, and the figurine thought to bring good fortune often displayed in living rooms.
From the series “Paradise” entitled “Sur/South,” Heredia, Costa Rica, representing Costa Rican flora and fauna, bio and cultural diversity. Model Nicole Castro.
One thing I love about surf photography is the unexpected. You don’t know what pictures are going to come out, you can’t plan it or pose for them in most cases, the right and perfect moment just happens.
‘Life is a dream you don’t want to wake up from’
-model Ray Taaffe
The swell that comes once a year at Ostional Wildlife Refuge
Jean Paul Montanaro
Wildlife and Landscape Photographer
The caterpillar from the Acraea butterfly common in Central America but is not endemic since you can find them in various places over the world
Cataratas Arrayanes, Varablanca: This amazing waterfall sight is at one of my favorite places in Costa Rica. Unfortunately, it no longer exists due to a cabeza de agua.
Zarcero church at night. Two night sky shots in San Carlos are combined to create this amazing composite image.
Cave at Playa Baja Mar: With access only possible at low tide, you need to time your photo shoot with the light of sunset or sunrise to capture the best image.
Mr. & Mrs. Bond
Banana flower: Lit with a single $5 flashlight in a darkroom as a light painting experiment.
This Tamarindo aerial view consists of about 100 photos welded together. It was created as a proof-of-concept for an environmental mapping solution that we eventually used at the Belize barrier reef and Palo Verde.
A modernist take on the classic prosciutto melon made with melon, sorbet and crisped prosciutto and cooled with liquid nitrogen.
Endless Summer Three
Friends on Vacation
Sunset in Black and White
James H Timmons
Keel-billed Toucan presenting a spider to a potential mate.
Nuevo Arenal Lake Park.