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WATCH: Beautiful high-resolution video of Costa Rica’s wildlife, jungles and beaches

December 17, 2014

It’s amazing what thousands of dollars worth of video equipment can do. Captured using a Red Epic cinema camera, a series of Canon lenses and a Freefly Movi stabilization system, this is Costa Rica like you’ve never seen it before. The video was posted to YouTube by Jacob and Katie Schwarz, and we’ve identified most of the creatures in the short film so you will know what you are looking at when you watch this over, and over, and over….

0:09 Eyelash pit viper

0:15 Three-toed sloth

0:29 Leafcutter ants

0:35 Red-eyed tree frog

0:42 Plain blunt-headed tree snake

0:59 Black river turtle

1:02 Emerald basilisk (the Jesus lizard)

1:08 Golden orb spider

1:22 Green and black poison frog

1:30 Scarlet macaw

2:02 Emerald basilisk in action

2:15 Eyelash pit viper (the golden morph is only found in Costa Rica)

2:28 Tiger rat snake

2:40 Eyelash pit viper

3:04 Three-toed sloth

3:35 Red galliwasp

4:38 Black-mandibled toucan

4:48 Costa Rican milk snake (also known as a false coral snake)

A reader has pointed out some of the animals in the video appear not to live in Costa Rica. Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

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