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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Sustainable Travel
Keel-Billed Toucan

A wild keel-billed toucan perches on a branch during a rainstorm in Costa Rica. I captured this image during a photography tour of Costa Rica focused on documenting its incredible bird population. Costa Rica comprises less than one percent of the world's land mass, but five percent of its biodiversity. I am hoping this image, and others that I captured there, will encourage people to travel to this country, inform them of the marvelous wildlife heritage we enjoy there and inspire greater appreciation of what we still have to preserve for future generations.

This photo is a finalist in the Sustainable Travel category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Costa Rica
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Dennis Zaebst
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.22.17
Editor's Pick
Finalist