Trees in the Cloud Forest; Guest Photos by Alex

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Alex and Daniela visited recently and during their 3 day stay managed to walk all of our marked trails and added a trek with Reinaldo up to the top of Mount Totumas. Alex is a hobby botanist in his love of trees and he shared with us that he has about a dozen species of oaks in his home in Texas. Here are some of the photos he took during his visit where you can recognize his deep appreciation of these patriarchs of the forest.

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Daniela dwarfed by a Giant Mamecillo Oak Quercus bumelioides at the top of Mount Totumas

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Approaching the peak of Mount Totumas the trail moves through an under story of mature palms.

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Beautiful lighting as clouds move through the primary forest found at the top of Mount Totumas

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Sceloporus malachiticus Green Spiny Lizard

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A small frog at the top of Mount Totumas that we haven’t seen before

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Bromeliads in the mist laded micro climate of the Bajareque Trail.

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Forest canopy seen from the deck of The Bellbird Lodge

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Alex and Daniela on the peak of Mount Totumas at 2630m

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