This Olive Whip Snake (Chironius Fuscus Fuscus) was peeking through some leaves right in front of a log. I've almost missed it because of its tiny and slender appearance. It stood still for quite a while so I was able to take a decent shot of this big eyed snake.
The Turquoise Tanager is one of those birds that never sits still on a suitable spot for me. Either they are sitting too high or under the shades of a tree. Agile small birds that like to move all at once. So imagine how happy I was when I spotted this one out in the open at eye level on a sunny day. It lasted only seconds but long enough for me to take this photo.
This tiny snake was seen during one of our night hikes in Kabalebo, Suriname. It was so tiny that we almost missed it. This Tawny Forest Racer was all curled up on a small leaf. After I took this photo I realized that I had actually seen this snake in different stages of his life.
In this picture you can see that the colors started to change too into something more radiant and the black stripes started to become more visible. Still a tiny snake here.
And here you see the adult version. I met this one during one of my Misty Mountain hike. At least 3 people had already passed him when I saw this snake. Same big eyes but notice how the colors had changed on its body. Remarkable stripes and colors and when it breathes you can even see the gold coming through the scales.
The Fork-tailed Woodnymph is seen on a daily basis in Kabalebo. But to catch the radiant color on this small gem is another story. Most of the time you will see a small dark hummingbird near blossoming branches. Even when the sun is out, you won't always see his bright colors. I guess it is all up to this little guy if he wants to show it. When I saw this Woodnymph resting on a Monkey brush vine, it was playing time. One moment you will see just dark colors and the next you will see green and purple. I surely had fun photographing this little guy.
So the Bright-rumped Attila is one bird that I hear on a regular basis when I am on a hiking trail, but this bird is one of the most stubborn bird I've met so far. You hear them calling, but they don't give you hints where they are hiding. No moving leaves or sticks. Just the sound that you hear, calling from the dense vegetation. One day I decided to take my chances and waited. I used playback too but wasn't that successful. They flew by very quickly so taking my shot wasn't that easy. So after at least an hour of waiting and with the company of mosquitoes I saw this secretive bird coming out in the open for a short while. And when you waited that long you just take your chance. The Bright-rumped Attila wasn't a lifer but this was my first photo of this Attila.