All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

The Monteverde Cloud forest is well-named! These mountains top out at around 5000 feet, so the moisture from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans condenses in the cooler air of the higher elevations. It often rains here when it just a mile or so away it is ...
The Monteverde Cloud forest is well-named! These mountains top out at around 5000 feet, so the moisture from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans condenses in the cooler air of the higher elevations. It often rains here when it just a mile or so away it is dry. The weather changes rapidly, it can go from rain to sunshine to drizzle within minutes. All this moisture makes the lush vegetation possible.

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