While in Costa Rica I had the pleasure of visiting Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula to see pristine Rainforest and a wide variety of wildlife. One of the highlights was being able to watch and photograph a Brown-throated three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus) and her baby feasting on leafs. Sloths as I found out move faster than you might think and while they’re not the cutest of animals they certainly had their own charm. One amazing fact about sloths that I still am amazed by is that they have a micro-ecosystem in their fur. They take on a green color from algae growing on them that they use for camouflage. It’s also quite common to see insects living in their fur or crawling over them. Definitely amazing creatures and I’m really happy to have had the opportunity to photograph such a willing pair.
[tags]Brown-throated Sloth, Three-toed Sloth, baby, Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, wildlife, stock photo, Bradypus variegatus[/tags]