Discover 10 Fantastic Species in the Guanacaste Conservation Area

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Thousands of animals hide together under leaves and brush at the feet of trees throughout the 163,000 hectares of the Guanacaste Conservation Area (ACG). Some 2.6 percent of the world’s biodiversity can be found within its boundaries, according to the ACG’s website, and it’s easy to walk right over many of the species.

Fortunately, there are people determined to find them and point them out so that distracted visitors can appreciate them.

Photographer and conservationist Félix Salazar has immortalized reptiles, amphibians and insects from the province with a cinematographic light that makes them emerge from the shadows and take center stage, where they deserve to be.

“I decided to use my images in order to support a variety of organizations, including the Monteverde Conservation Association, Children’s Eternal Rainforest, the Monteverde Ecological Sanctuary, and the Guanacaste Conservation Area,” Salazar said. All the green on his Instagram account is proof of this.

The ACG has around 335,000 terrestrial species. Below is information about some of the ones that Félix has photographed in the last four years.