Wildlife photography used to be a hobby limited to people with the deep pockets to afford the equipment—cameras, lenses, tripods, etc. You also needed a strong back, or porters, to lug around the heavy gear. Technology has reduced both the cost and the weight. Also, modern cameras allow you to do things that were previously difficult if not impossible—they are very smart. Today, taking pictures of things wild and wooly is a perfectly reasonable hobby for geezer expats living in Costa Rica.
I got into photography to support my real golden-years avocation: researching and writing about Costa Rican folk culture and traditional cuisine. However, I have always loved observing wildlife. In my many research trips around the country, I have had the good fortune to digitally