It’s hard to believe, I know, but I actually have more photos from my trip to Costa Rica last week. There was just so much to see, to explore, and to enjoy. The morning after my brother in law’s wedding, CandyMan and I took a walk down the beach. I’ve never been on such a long stretch of deserted beach. The kids would have gone crazy over the shell-pickings, although I’m not sure if they would have appreciated the turtle carcass as much as we did.
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PS–can you identify the strange hopping tracks we found on the beach? We were surprised to find out the answer!
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Thanks! It was seriously funny to watch. :)
Oh my gosh the series with the dude on the bike is award winning!! Like put it in a contest!! :)
Becca -Our Crazy Boys says
LOVE your pictures. I have missed your last few posts, so I’m going to go look for more :)
Carrie Keiser says
Looks like a great time and some fun finds. was it a raccoon?
Tara, thank you!! You just made my weekend. :)
Tara @ Feels Like Home says
Wow! WOW! WOW! I have always thought you were an amazing photographer, but those shots are just stunning. If Costa Rica looks half as nice as your pictures of it, I can’t wait to visit.
gorgeous again, love the interesting capture of the turtle!
Imagine stumbling on the turtle. I just couldn’t believe we hadn’t seen it when we passed it the first time. Wow!
The starfish photo is from Fishful Thinking. Nope. No starfish finds for me. :)
According to the people who live there, that was a very “newly dead” turtle. They thought it had probably just washed up within the last few days.
The tracks….are from a Northern Racoon. Apparently, they hop along the beach trying to catch the crabs.
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too! :)
Thanks! When my kids saw the pictures, they complained that I didn’t bring home all of those shells. ;)
I love all the detail in the photos…
but not that turtle skeleton, creepy :(
hey, I love beaches too :D
Run DMT says
Costa Rica looks like an absolutely stunning place to visit and photograph. You’ve got some gorgeous shots here, except for the dead turtle. :-P I noticed a starfish photo on your Fishful thinking post. Did you photograph that in Costa Rica as well? That photo is just lovely.
That turtle carcass is just… um, really intact. It’s obviously been there for a very long time, it’s amazing that it appears untouched.
Those tracks are puzzling… I want to guess pelican or seagull, but you said we’d be surprised, so I’m sure it’s something much more exotic than that!
I absolutely love the seashell shots. Such gorgeous colors.
Cecily R says
My gosh. The colors in those first few shots are amazing!!!
Happy Thanksgiving Lolli!!