Spectacled Caiman

The next piece I started on was this Spectacled Caiman. I photographed it on the banks of the Frío River at the Costa Rican and Nicaraguan border. If I was the kind of artist who was able to draw my subjects in the field (which I’m not!), this would have been the perfect model, as it was completely motionless in the mud beneath the gallery forest which was otherwise buzzing with life – capuchins, basilisk lizards, herons, kingfishers, etc.