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Jürgen Matern

In an Apple Tree

Isaac Martinez

Costa Rica's Biodiversity

San Lorenzo Rain Forest, Costa Rica

March 23, 2009, 11:30 am Local Time.

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Caption

In spite the small size of Costa Rica (The country has 51,100 square kilometers (19,730 square miles) of land, which is slightly less than the size of West Virginia, including the Isla del Coco (a small island in the Pacific Ocean), this Country features greater biodiversity than Europe or North America! This is due to a number of factors, among them:

-The country's location between North and South America, enabling plants and animals from both continents and the Antilles (Caribbean islands) to establish themselves there.

-Costa Rica's tropical climate and geographical makeup, that includes a range of habitats, from lowland rainforest to cloud forests, to tropical lakes and rivers.

-The nation's ecological policy, which has protected a significant percentage of its natural territory.
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Location

Latin America / Costa Rica

Lat: 10° 20' 35.287" N
Long: 84° 31' 44.38" W

Elevation: 179 m.

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

Equipment

Nodal Ninja 3 MK II, R-D8 Rotator, Nikon D300 with Nikkor 10.5mm, PTGui Pro 8.02, Photoshop CS4, CubicConverter, Nikon Capture 4.
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