Day 3 – Rio Sirena

I woke up this morning to a torrential downpour.  The clearing in front of the rangerstation looks more like a swamp than the nice grass field that it was yesterday.  It means that I won’t be getting in the water today.  The water washing down out of the hills makes the river murky, and the rain makes it impossible to see into the water.  So I spent the day hiking in the jungle, and taking some other photos of the park.  I did manage to get some photos of sharks swimming in the shore break though.  The ones I saw seemed to be in the 3-4 meter range, so much larger than anything that comes up the river.  Today was capped off with a huge thunderstorm, one that shook the ground and brought trees down all through the forrest, actually blocking the trail in a few places.  I hope my camera trap is doing ok out there in the jungle!A crocodile swimming into the ocean

Squirel Monkey

A squirrel monkey climbs into the canopy.

A toucan


About Ben Horton
Highly influenced by his love of travel and adventure and his constant search for something new, his imagery is vibrant with fresh and creative energy. Raised in Bermuda, Ben Horton has spent the majority of his life traveling and seeking out new adventure. Ben is the recipient of the National Geographic Society’s first Young Explorer award for research on Cocos Island involving shark poaching. This led to becoming a photographer for National Geographic, and has allowed Ben to continue his passion for adventure. Follow Ben on Instagram

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