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76 miles separate the Pacific Ocean from the Caribbean. Separating the West from the East is part of the great Andean-Sierra Madre mountains with 7 active volcanoes and the highest point at over 12,000 feet. It runs the entire length of the country, from Nicaragua to Panama. It is these mountains, shrouded in cloud and rain forests, that bring water to the lowlands creating varied habitat for plants, trees, and wildlife. Twelve major rivers carve dramatic valleys through 12 life zones, from the high mountains to the sunny beaches. The Osa Peninsula is so abundant with unique flora and fauna that National Geographic calls it "the most biologically intense place on Earth." This is Costa Rica!

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About the Author

Jim Stamates
jstamates

Recognized as a prominent wildlife photographer, Jim Stamates has been creating photographic images for more than 35 years. Since 1980, he has focused his talents on the photography and preservation of our natural surroundings.

For Jim, respect for wildlife takes precedence over “getting the shot.” His philosophy is rewarded by a unique intimacy with his subjects. Dedicated to the proper and ethical behavior toward nature, Jim champions his “low impact field techniques” through his In The Rhythm™ lectures and workshops that emphasize the well being of the subject.

Jim has been highly commended by the Natural History Museum, London, England through the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. His award winning images have been published in over 30 countries.

Jim leads eco-tours and photography workshops for In The Rhythm Tours™ to Costa Rica and other exotic locations. For more information email jim@stamates.com

Publish Date  May 03, 2010

Dimensions  Large Format Landscape  120 pgs   Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Travel

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redtreeme

redtreeme says

Your work is gorgeous, I am so glad to have this opportunity to vote for you.

posted at 12:19am Aug 20 PST

moosebear

moosebear says

wonderful images

posted at 03:46pm Aug 06 PST

Souers

Souers says

It never fails to inspire me when I look at your work. Very sensitive and honorable to our planet.

posted at 12:22pm Aug 06 PST

KenMahar

KenMahar says

Awesome stuff Jim

posted at 12:16pm Aug 06 PST

jstamates

jstamates says

Thanks everyone, for all your comments.
Dana, '93! Where? SF? Where you doing the show, too?
I checked your site, awesome! Shoot me an email and I will respond.

posted at 09:54am Jun 24 PST

danaboyko

danaboyko says

Hi Jim:
I purchased a polar bear photo from you back in 93 (just found it) so I did a search to see what you were up to. Your book is gorgeous- I just love Blurb and started making books of my nightlights back when I started in 2004. Looks like you are loving life- keep up the goreous work!

posted at 08:53am Jun 24 PST

musings

musings says

really beautiful photographs.

posted at 07:54am Jun 03 PST

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