Nice closeup wildlife photography of smiling Three-toed Sloth in Costa Rica. Showing off three claws to distinguish it from its two-toed brethren, this sloth does what it does best, hang!
Those claws make for uneasy ground locomotion, so these animals mostly roam in the trees. That is where the beauty of those claws come to work, making hanging out and eating a breeze. Referred to as Brown-throated three-toed sloths by some scientists, these creatures spend most of the life upside down.
They even have a unique cervical structure allowing them 300 degree of neck rotation. Think of them as having the ability to turn their head like an owl. The great biodiversity in the forests of Costa Rica presents amazing opportunities for wildlife photography. Image taken during our photo tours.
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