The red-eyed tree frog is the native to the rain forests of Central America and as its name suggests, the red-eyed tree frog has red eyes with vertically narrowed pupils. Red-eyed tree frogs are scientifically known as Agalychnis callidryas and these are carnivores that eat crickets, moths, flies, and other insects.
Red-eyed tree frog of Central America – Image by Alberto Gómez Aparicio – flickr
These iconic rain-forest amphibians sleep by day stuck to leaf-bottoms with their eyes closed and body markings covered. When disturbed, they flash their bulging red eyes and reveal their huge, webbed orange feet and bright blue-and-yellow flanks. This technique, called startle coloration, may give a bird or snake pause, offering a precious instant for the frog to spring to safety.
The red-eyed tree frog: Agalychnis callidryas remained sticky to tree leaves all the day. Image: Inf-Lite Teacher
Adult red-eyed tree frog or Agalychnis callidryas is only about 5 cm (2 inches) in length while the females tend to be larger at 7.5 cm (3 inches). Males croak and quiver, like a song and a dance, to try to attract females. These frogs change color according to their mood from dark green to a reddish-brown. The average life span of the red-eyed tree frog is almost five years.
The formation of the geography of Costa Rica is based upon the massive volcanic activities created by the range of volcanoes, especially the Poás Volcano which is an active stratovolcano, located in the central Costa Rica. It has erupted 39 times since 1828. This volcano is situated in the Central Volcanic Conservation Area located of the Alajuela Province near the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, which encompasses the area around the Poas Volcano.
Poás Volcano Crater of Costa Rica : An image by Trevor Huxham
The most stunning part of the whole area, which is also a major tourist attraction in the country is obviously the Poás Volcano Crater of Costa Rica. The visitors come to see the crater at Poás Volcano National Park is in the morning, in the dry season from January to April. There is mist and clouds over the crater but when they part, there is a view of sulfuric, bubbling, green rain fed lake at the bottom, surrounded by smoke and steam rising from fumaroles. Poás Volcano also causes acidic rains in the area and as it is located above the frost line, the temperature is normally freezing cold.
The astounding flora around of Poás Volcano : Image by scumdogsteev
Poas Volcano National Park is also home to many endemic species of flora and fauna. Several unique birds and mammals like rabbits and marmots also dwell in the area. The lower slopes of Poás Volcano are covered with fruit farms and huge ornamental flower farms.
A view of the crater lake – Poas Volcanic Crater – Costa Rica – An image by Richie Diesterheft – flickr
The trekkers who intend to come to Poás Volcano Crater of Costa Ricamust keep in their minds that the sun’s rays are extremely intense as the elevation lies near equator. When the strong wind blows the usage of windbreakers or jackets is must, as at midday it usually becomes too cold around the crater.
1- Kaieteur Falls is a waterfall on the Potaro River in central Guyana. It is located in the Kaieteur National Park. It is 226 meters (741 feet) when measured from its plunge over a sandstone cliff to the first break. It then flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurements, bring the total height to 251 meters (822 feet).
According to Paul A. Zahl’s book “To The Lost World“, “Many years ago, an old and good Carib who could no longer move with the tribe was placed in a canoe far above the brink of the falls, the tribal rationalization being that if the gods disliked such proceedings, they had ample opportunity to intercede. And the did intercede! At the brink, the canoe was halted and miraculously converted into the big stone which today lies conspicuously at the edge of the escarpment where the Potaro River drops 741 feet. Thus the Indian name for the falls is “Kaieteur,” meaning “Old Man Falls“.
Kaieteur Falls of the Central Guyana – Image by Nicholas Laughlin – flickr
3- Kaieteur Falls is about three times higher than the more well known Niagara Falls, located on the border between Canada Falls and the US and about two times the height of the Victoria Falls located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa.
Amazing falls of the Kaieteur national park – Image by Tim Snell
4- On 24 April 1870, Charles Barrington Brown, one of two British geologists appointed government surveyors to the colony of British Guyana (now known as ), became the first European to see Kaieteur Falls. The other surveyor was James Sawkins. Brown and James Sawkins arrived in Georgetown in 1867 and did some of their mapping and preparation of geological reports together, some in separate expeditions, but Sawkins had taken a break from his work when Brown came upon Kaieteur.
Kaieteur Falls – A fascinating view – Image by Rustom Seegopaul
5- Finally, Kaieteur Falls is an amazing gift of nature and the major tourist attraction in Guyana. The falls is located in Kaieteur National Park and is in the center of Guyana’s rain forest. We hope, you like these 5 stunning facts about Kaieteur Falls of Central Guyana.
The marvelous Kaieteur Falls of Central Guyana – A magical view – Image by Cody H
Oludeniz Beach, Turkey – Colors of the lovely planet
9- A watercourse of Norway – Colors of the lovely planet
A splendid view of Norway water course – Colors of the lovely planet
10 – One of the wonderful edges of the Mount Blanc. France – Colors of the lovely planet
One edge of the Mont Blanc, France – Colors of the lovely planet
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The Lovely Planet inclusive of its so many tremendous and extraordinary scenic attractions also offers some phenomenal loving spots where the romantic couples especially plan to go. We’ll tell you about one of these adorable locations which is situated in Ukraine;
The tunnel of love in Kleven: Ukraine
Kleven is actually an unrban type settlement located in the Western Ukraine. There is found, the Tunnel of Love. The tunnel of love is actually a tree tunnel having a lush green surrounding which is too much popular among the lovers. Romeos and Juliets from all over the country come to the mind-blowing tunnel of love of Kleven and make wishes and kiss each other in a passionate manner. It is famous that if they are sincere in their love, their wishes will come true in the tunnel of love. The tunnel was made over many years as the passing train molded the trees’ lines. The train turned this spectacular woodland into a sensational passageway as it traveled back and forth 3 times a day over several years.