A friendly closeup portrait of this three-toed sloth during a wildlife photography session in Costa Rica. These gentle creatures roam wild in the forests of this Central American country.
Here this sloth, hangs on to a branch and looks right at the camera, seemingly smiling for us. Smaller today, these slow moving animals were once as large as elephants in prehistoric times. Slow moving on the ground and through the trees, they are remarkable swimmers.
Sloths can have fun too! Sometimes they are seen falling from the trees to land in the rivers of the forest, and then using their long arms to efficiently swim through the water. Images like this are abundant for wildlife photography enthusiasts on our Costa Rica photo tours.
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