The Early Bird Gets the Image!
Let’s Be Wild nudges us outside to record the beauty of the sunrise. We are in the rainy season here in Ecuador, and the rain trumps the sunshine for the first hours of each morning! I am reaching back to share a memory of an amazing sunrise at Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica. Later that day, my friend Marie said, “I came by your house early this morning, and you were gone!”
These images illustrate the rewards of leaving home in the pitch-black darkness in hopes of finding unique sunrise moments.
The sounds of awakening dawn often prompt me into getting outside before the first light tints the sky! That particular morning at Playa San Miguel rewarded me with a jackpot of memories! This area is about a twenty-minute walk from my house, and I wanted to get in place to record the dramatic morning light.
Well good morning sunshine!
What a serene way t o start the day!
After the sun crept a bit higher, I started exploring the beach.
The sun was still too low to warm this rocky area.
Looking back to the pre-dawn vantage point, I also inspected the high-tide flotsam.
Well, hello there, guapo!
Hermit crabs have such character!
A lone coconut beckoned, “Come look inside!”
Hermit crabs love to feast on the meat of a discarded coconut!
Many times I hit the jackpot and find a crab-stuffed coconut!
Private all-you-can-eat dining!
The alarm bell sounds, and the hermit crabs evacuate!
The hermits weren’t expecting an alient abduction of their coconut craft! They quickly abandoned ship!
I enjoyed photographing them as they left the scene of their feast!
One can never have too many hermit photos!
But wait… what’s this?
I could have stayed in bed and slept through this moment!
This one will have award-winning stories to tell on full-moon nights!
Thanks, Let’s Be Wild, for this great opportunity to share a very memorable dawn/sunrise moment!
Ah, while many people were having their first cup of coffee , I was having amazing conversations with the awakening dawn!