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3-Toed Sloth 1

Image # 1D2_02321

En route to Arenal


Canon 600L/f4 IS with 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 640, f/8, 1/500 second

Manual Metering

Gitzo 1329/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


Our 'eagle-eyed' guide spotted several sloths as we drove toward Arenal, and we stopped to try and photograph them. At this particular stop, we saw 2 of them, both of which were fairly active for a period of time. The one in this shot was very far away, and unfortunately the sky behind him was cloudy, with no sunlight on him. But given the adverse circumstances, I was pretty pleased with the shots I was able to get. If his fur looks a bit green, that is actually the way it was, and this adds a lot to the camouflage he gets, so that he can almost disappear in the trees, matching the bark and colors incredibly well.