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Teen Photographers Explore Costa Rica with Adventures by Disney

posted on July 15th, 2014 by David Roark, Manager of Photography, Yellow Shoes Creative Group


Hola! I’m writing this post from Tortuguero, located in the rainforest of beautiful Costa Rica, where I am taking part in an exciting Adventures by Disney trip.

This trip to Costa Rica is a special teen-focused departure that includes photography classes that allow our teenage travelers to document their experiences as they explore this breathtaking region. Throughout the week I’ll be sharing photos captured by these young artists with you. (These photos were taken with new Nikon D3100 cameras provided to the teens by Nikon, the official camera of Adventures by Disney).

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Tortuguero is the most important nesting site in the Western Hemisphere for a variety of sea turtle species.

Here’s an aerial shot of Tortuguero as captured by teen photographer Brooke.
aerial of Tortuguero taken from the Nature Air flight from San Jose.

Here the group set out on a boat tour to test their skills at capturing photos of wildlife, including caiman, macaw, iguana and a handful of indigenous bird species.

Sleeping Howler Monkey (by teen photographer Brittany)
sleeping Howler Monkey shot during Tortuguero boat trip

Green Iguana (by teen photographer Brittany)
Green Iguana shot during Tortuguero boat trip

Great Curassow in Flight (by teen photographer Courtney)
a Great Curasaw in flight over Tortuguero taken during boat tour

Laguna Lodge, where we stay during this part of our adventure, is uniquely situated on a very narrow barrier island that separates the Caribbean Sea from the mainland of Costa Rica. Dinner took place alongside the river at Laguna Lodge, and the teens were treated to music from a reggae band and a limbo contest. The evening was capped off with a nighttime tour of the beach in search of nesting sea turtles.

Next on our itinerary is a stop at a working pineapple plantation as we make our way to Arenal volcano. Stay tuned for more photos as we continue our Adventures by Disney trip through Costa Rica!

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4 Comments Add Yours

1

Darcy on July 15th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

David, how awesome that these teens are learning about photography in such a beautiful setting! Looks like some of them have some natural talent, which is really fun to see. Keep the photos coming!!!

2

Ann on July 15th, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Photography is my favorite “want-to-learn” on my list to do before I die kinda’ thing. Love the inspiration.

3

Skip from FL on July 15th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Welcome to the blog Mr. David!

4

ruby on July 16th, 2014 at 1:28 am

Wonderful photos! Wish I was there.

Ruby

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