I could hear the sound of waves crashing onto the beach which wasn’t too far, but I could also hear the calls of the howler monkeys, who always seemed to be hiding within the branches of the high trees. Underlying their distinct howl was the jungle orchestra: crickets chirped while frogs croaked. Colorful mud crabs skittered around on the marshy earth, seemingly unaware of our presence. Lizards sometimes appeared out of nowhere, and with their quick movement, they would be gone the next moment.
Nicaragua is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna that inhabit its jungles, volcanos, and sea. Having the opportunity to stay at Morgan’s Rock, an ecolodge located in San Juan del Sur on the Pacific side of Nicaragua, I had a chance to live in harmony with nature and see the animals in their natural habitat. Here are some of the wildlife photos I snapped during my stay at Morgan’s Rock:
A shot of the jungle and a part of the Pacific coast of Nicaragua
A green grasshopper paid me a visit during dinner one night
A white headed capuchin monkey
Spotted a lizard in a walk through the jungle!
A howler monkey in the trees
Saw little creatures in the light fixtures every night at dinner!
Mud crabs can be found everywhere, especially after it rains
A beautiful red flower in the jungle
The national tree of Nicaragua is the Madroño
A closer look at the Madroño tree
Disclaimer: This was made possible by Morgan’s Rock Ecolodge, but all opinions expressed are our own.