Here are additional photos from the Costa Rica trip spanning from 6 miles s of the Nicaraguan border to the mountainous highlands at 8000 ft of the south.
We spent 8 days photographing Arches and Canyonlands Nat Pks trying to get up before sunrise and also shoot at sunset- the best light of the day. I had wanted to do some night photography but it was cloudy at night most of the time. These 2 parks had some spectacular scenery with some of the best rock formations in the U.S. Most of the images are with a Canon 1dx mark ii and a Canon 17-40 mm wide angle lens and in a few cases a 14mm Rokinon lens. Moab is a great place to stay with good motels and a few good restaurants, especially Desert Bistro. We pretty much stayed on the main road but if you have a 4 wheel drive hundreds of miles of roads are available, especially in Canyonlands.
After a couple more days photographing at Laguna Beach, CA (Shaw’s Cove), Crescent Bay (Laguna) and Bolsa Chica I shot these photos. The sunsets are more bird landscapes with the Cormorants and Pelicans on the rocks taking a backseat to the spectacular sunset. The gulls were eating starfish due to their dying from warmer than usual water temps. Some actually swallow the starfish whole, while others tear them apart on the rocks. The Green Heron is a juvenile at Bolsa Chica about 15 miles north of Laguna.