Wednesday, March 18, 2009

On the ground at the Rainforest in Costa Rica

If a person was actually able to find this location on their own they still could not go on the paths without a guide with them.These photos were all taken on the path through the edge of the rainforest. I like the way the small vine is growing up the side of this tree, and all the other growth on the tree.
This slouth is not in the best of light, but it is the best photo I got.
Click to enlarge and look at that front foot holding on.
This plant appears to be safe enough.
Until you look underneath.
Notice the growth on the leaves.
Guess this is due to all the moisture.
Interesting old vine.
And a closer view.
They called these walking trees. The roots shoot out and the younger roots die and the tree actually moves it's location over time.
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5 comments:

Darla said...

Great! Did you go to the Sloth Re-hab? The children find sloths and because they move so slow they take them home, play with them and then they get sick. So they have a Sloth Re-hab..I held one named Buttercup. and Oh those Sloth Moths that only feed on the Sloths!

Shellmo said...

So many interesting things you saw - how neat to see that sloth! And I liked that walking tree.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

So interesting, Leedra... Love the walking trees... AND that old vine is so unique... Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fascinating pictures.Thanks.
Blessings,Ruth

Rose said...

I bet your mind was working overtime trying to absorb all you saw. Some fascinating things here...

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