Bajo Del DiabloThis shot was taken off Caño Island at one of the rocky pinnacles, known as Bajo del Diablo. The location's offshore location and sometimes strong ocean currents ensure the water is rich in nutrients, allowing for a large array of coral species to thrive on these volcanic seamounts. During our visit, the surge was quite strong, which made the underwater photography a challenge. As the “model,” it was tough for me to stay in the right position long enough to snap good photos. However, our photographer, Tanya G. Burnett , was talented enough at both diving and shooting to score plenty of killer images.
The Story Behind the Images
Sport Diver Editor Eric Michael traveled to Costa Rica looking to experience one of the country's most feral regions — the Osa Peninsula. Based at the Aguila de Osa Inn in the remote village of Drake Bay, Eric and his team explored the surrounding jungles of the Corcovado National Park, along with diving the teeming depths off nearby Caño Island. The vast abundance, intensity and diversity of the wildlife they discovered — both above and below the surface — was astonishing. In the above photo gallery, Eric shares some behind-the-scenes stories about the trip's top photos.
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