Photo Gallery Preview: ROYGBIV

Wildlife Panama

This lovely grasshopper like Orthoptera was found here on site several years ago for the first time.  It is so colorful that when we showed it to a scientist in the USA who has studied Orthoptera he felt it should be named ROYGBIV just like all the colors in the rainbow.  This scientist was pretty sure that this was a new species.  We worked for a while to get him several specimens so that he could study them.  In order to follow the proper protocol, one of the scientists studying frogs at the Smithsonian dried the specimens and brought them to him.  By the time he received them, they were not in the best shape.  We hope some day someone with an interest in this insects will come down and study them in Panama as they are beautiful and only come about during certain times of the year.

Photo Gallery Preview: Green Waterfall

Nature Panama

Green, green and some more green.  These are colors you will find in the jungle.  Dark forest green, light moss-green, deep algae green and a thousand different shades of green on the leaves alone.  I am always astonished by just how walking into an area with this much green can soothe a person after a long hike or journey.  This waterfall will cool you down as well.

Photo Gallery Preview: White Face Capuchin

Wildlife Panama

The White Face Capuchin are very much still wild around here.  Some days you encounter them and they let you watch them without issue.  Other days they see you and leave immediately.  We like it this way.  In our opinion, elusive monkeys are way better than those who expect to see travelers on a regular basis.

Photo Gallery Preview: Grasshopper

Wildlife Bocas del Toro

We will post new and updated photo galleries to the website in July 2012.  For now, we are previewing some of the new photos here.  These are the predecessors to the big grasshoppers we find later in the year.  These black and yellow ones hatch and grow to a particular size then they go through another part of their metamorphosis to become the huge grasshoppers.