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Natural Borders 

by sky, sea and land.

A journey deep into Costa Rica's  National Parks



To visit a national park or a protected wild area is a unique sensorial experience. It means to trespass the borders of the landscapes modified by men and immerse into the green spots of the map, refuges created to protect the biodiversity and where we have made a non-aggression pact with nature; a pact of noninterference with its biological clock, populations and habitats.


 

Fronteras Naturales is an experience-based book with more than 300 photographs, maps and descriptions that reveal the secrets of those sanctuaries. It captures a wilder Costa Rica, focusing in untainted areas without footpaths and that have not been domesticated yet.



The book magically transmits the experience of visiting the protected areas in those days of the year in which something special takes place, some natural phenomenon that normally remains unnoticed to the visitors.


 

The untold history of the national parks take us in an exhaustive exploration by sky, sea and land through the work of Luciano Capelli, Yazmín Ross, Juan Jose Pucci and Sergio Pucci; with contributions of the photographers Diego Mejías, Pepe Manzanilla, Johanna Murillo and Mauricio Valverde.




In 276 pages this bilingual book with hardcover encapsulates 50 years of conservation and impressive images of animals and natural scenes of the country.

 

The production of the book counted with the support of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the sponsorship of Baldini brothers, from Playas de las Palmas Development.

 

  

Costa Rica has 28 National Parks and 166 Protected Wild Areas that occupy 3,313,367 acre of the national surface. Sometimes islands, sometimes extensive blocks of land that descend from mountains to the sea connecting different ecosystems, and intended to protect more than half million species.


 

Channels of Tortuguero 

The companion of a tour guide is of great help for tourists to sight a wider variety of animals that find the way to pass unnoticed to the eyes of inexpert observers.

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The last bite

This photography captures the moment in which a leafcutter ant is about to conclude its task, almost ready to carry the precious load.

Costa Rica has 28 National Parks and 166 Protected Wild Areas that occupy 3,313,367 acre of the national surface. Sometimes islands, sometimes extensive blocks of land that descend from mountains to the sea connecting different ecosystems, and intended to protect more than half million species.


 

Yellow toad fest

 With the first rain of May the yellow toads of the dry forest make their appearance to celebrate their millenarian ritual of reproduction.  


    

Monkey bar...

The scarce water pools that survive the month of April, the driest of the year, are ideal spots to find animals of the dry tropical forest; like these white faced monkeys that come to drink water in Santa Rosa National Park.


 

Canales de Tortuguero

Los Canales de Tortuguero suelen generar encuentros impactantes para los fotógrafos más osados y contactos muy cercanos con la fauna más esquiva.


 

Black-Necked Stilt

Palo Verde National Park works like a winter hotel for thousands of birds that come from the north hemisphere to spend the season, like these Black-Necked Stilt.
 

 

 

Quetzal 

Many bird watchers and naturalists worldwide pay their ticket to Costa Rica with the only objective of finding the Quetzal and put a check in their list of rare sightings.  


  

Strangler Fig in Monteverde

The Biological Reserve of Monteverde is a jewel of the mega-diversity; receives more than 70.000 visitors annually, who come to admire the natural wonders, like these giant Strangler Fig. 

 

 

Ostional Turtles


An aerial shot of the massive arrival of sea turtles ready to lay their eggs on a luminous afternoon in Ostional Beach. Ridley sea turtle start arriving from November to Ostional to spawn and about 50 days later start coming to light tens of thousands of tiny turtles like this.

 

 

   

Where?

Fronteras Naturales is available at Libreria Internacional, Lehmann, and Universal; as well as in Britt stores. The price is $50.


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