HEALING WATERS METAL PRINT

HEALING WATERS METAL PRINT

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Costa Rica's Rio Celeste is an amazing place on its own -- the heavenly blue water results from a mixture of copper and sulfur and silica colloids that reflect only the blue spectrum of light. While photographing a landscapce, I suddenly saw a Baird's tapir crash through the underbrush and begin to swin downstream. I sprinted to a spot I had noticed earlier and hoped against hope that the tapir would cross there. When it did, I had time to meter quickly and fire off 4 shots with my manual focus lens before it disappeared again into the dense rainforest.

Though a very rarely seen phenomenon, some think that the tapirs bathe in the chemical-laden blue waters as a way to rid themselves of ticks, fungus, botflies, and other skin afflictions that chronically plague rainforest mammals. Though the encounter was brief, seeing this elusive animal in this amazing place was a highlight of my nature photography career!

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