Every time we spot a blue morpho butterfly tumbling down the air currents of a tropical canyon like a softball sized sapphire against an emerald green backdrop of rainforest foliage we get almost giddy with delight.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve almost broken my neck scrambling down a stream bed with my camera trying unsuccessfully to get a perfect shot of a morpho. It was amazing seeing an entire cloud of them in the butterfly enclosure at Finca Naturales on the grounds of Si Como No boutique hotel in Manuel Antonio (see video above).
The incredible variety of butterflies and moths in Costa Rica means every time you go outside (or sometimes even inside) you’re likely to see a new one. Don’t forget your camera and if you get a good shot send it to us and we’ll publish it.