In Search of the Quetzal

March 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

For several years we  have hiked the trails around Boquete, Panama  which is in the highlands of western Chiriqui.    This area which is generally above 5,000 feet of elevation, is  one of the few areas to see and photograph the Quetzal.  Nevertheless this bird hides in the shadows and  does not fly in open areas.  We have found the bird on prior occasions but never were able to get a "quality" image until this year.  This was taken with a Nikon D-300 and a  80-400VR lens.  Patience does pay off but you can't always go back to a specific area in a country like Panama in Central America.  This year we were fortunate.

 

Larry Wilkinson

 

 


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