Costa Rica

Twelve scenic photos featuring the Irazu and Arenal volcanoes.

Lake in Irazu Volcano  Crater  This is a view into the main crater of the volcano at Irazu Volcano National Park.  The volcano last erupted in the 1960s.  The rim of the crater is at an altitude of 11,000 feet.  Photo taken February 21, 2007. Irazu Volcano Panorama  This photo was made by combining two partially overlappinghand-held exposures that were taken on February 21, 2007. View from the Road to Irazu Volcano  This photo was taken from the road to the Irazu Volcano on February 21, 2007.  To give some idea of scale, the dots in the green field in the foreground are cows.
View from the Road to Irazu Volcano  This is another photo taken from the road to the Irazu Volcano on February 21, 2007. The Old and the New  This photo shows a Costa Rica farming scene, also taken from the road to the Irazu Volcano on February 21, 2007.  It shows someone plowing a steeply sloping field with the most primitive of equipment, a horse-drawn plow, with a modern telecommunication tower in the background.  I suspect that the field could not have been plowed with a  modern tractor-drawn plow. Arenal Volcano  This photo shows the Arenal Volcano from about 16 miles away in the village of San Luis on the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal.  This is an active volcano.  Photo taken March 26, 2009.
Arenal Volcano Panorama  This panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano was made by combining three partially overlapping hand-held exposures that were taken on Nov. 5, 2011 near the village of San Luis on the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal. Arenal Volcano  Here's another view of the Arenal Volcano taken from a hillside above the town of Tronadora across Lake Arenal taken on Nov. 8, 2016.  This  map  shows a satellite view that includes the lake, volcano, and Tronadora.  The location from which the photo was taken is marked.  It may be necessary to collapse the side panel on the left to see the marker, Tenorio Volcano  This photo shows the Tenorio Volcano just after a rainstorm as seen across Lake Arenal from the village of San Luis on Nov. 2, 2016.  This  map  shows a satellite view with the lake and volcano.  The location from which the photo was taken is marked.
Waterfalls Vientos Frescos Falls  This is one of several waterfalls at Vientos Frescos Falls, a tourist attraction near the town of Tilaran.  The photo was taken on Nov. 4, 2014. Waterfall  This small waterfall and pool were photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve on February 24, 2007. View from a Mountain Road  This photo was taken on Nov. 5, 2014 through the windshield of our car along the road from Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve to Las Juntas looking towards the Gulph of Nicoya.