Beautiful spot in El Yunque Forrest. If you have the opportunity to come to Puerto Rico, El Yunque Forrest is a must, here's a sneak peek. Enjoy!!!
North America has more than 50 species of warblers, but few combine brilliant color and easy viewing quite like the Yellow Warbler. In summer, the buttery yellow males sing their sweet whistled song from willows, wet thickets, and roadsides across almost all of North America. The females and immatures aren’t as bright, and lack the male’s rich chestnut streaking, but their overall warm yellow tones, unmarked faces, and prominent black eyes help pick them out. Enjoy!!!
Inspired Bananaquit singing the high notes on one leg. Enjoy!!!
Sing It, Baby!
Adelaide’s Warbler is an insectivore, gleaning insects such as caterpillars, flies, grasshoppers, beetles, spiders and even butterflies (its Spanish name “Mariposera” translates loosely as “butterfly hunter”) at middle and higher areas of the forest. It will occasionally consume small amphibians such as coqui frogs (Eluertherodactylae). It characteristically travels in mixed flocks that may include Puerto Rican Todies (Todus mexicanus), Vireos and other new-world warblers. Enjoy!!!
Red-Tailed Hawk giving me the "whatcha looking at" look. Enjoy!!!
Whatcha Looking At?
The Pearly-eyed Thrasher lives in bushes and trees in mountain forests and coffee plantations. The Thrasher attacks nestlings of other species (such as Amazona vittata, the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot), possibly to reduce food competition or discourage nest competition in scarce nesting cavities. Enjoy!!!
As I was trying to photograph my older son Anthony, my youngest one, Alejandro rushed to get in the frame and photobombed his brother. He's clearly out of focus because the main subject was supposed to be Anthony. I think is a funny moment and hope you enjoy it!!!
Let me start by saying that every photographer and I mean everyone, sometimes captures something really special but is not perfect. With that caveat out of the way---this is not the best picture but I will share it anyways because I was able to capture a Bananaquit with his tongue fully extended after collecting nectar from some flowers nearby. As you can see, that's a big tongue, enjoy!!!
What a Tongue!
On my recent trip to El Yunque Rain Forest, I had the opportunity to really connect with nature and to photograph a couple of water streams. I got almost knee dip to capture this shot, it was refreshing and worth it. Enjoy!!!
So today we went to El Yunque Rain Forest located in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. We hit the trails and took a dip in La Mina waterfall, it was cold!!! Overall we had a great time and was a really special because we spent some quality time as a family and connected with nature as well. Enjoy!!!