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Three-toed Sloth Baby

Image # 1D4_00007

Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica


Canon 100-400L/f4.5-5.6 IS at 190mm

ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/80 second

Aperture Priority at 0 EV


We came across this cute sloth baby as we were exploring the canals in the Tortuguero National Park by boat.  Holding on to its mother's body, they were hanging near the shoreline, and we were able to slowly glide in and take some shots.  It's fairly unusual to get this clear a shot of a sloth, let alone one with a baby, so we were pretty excited.  Lighting conditions are always challenging, and I was using Aperture Priority at times, to deal with rapidly changing light as we went into and out of the sun.