Night walk, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Night walks in Costa Rica provide a unique opportunity to see wildlife and insect life that you'd never see during the day. If you can, grab a guide, a headlamp, and your walking shoes, because you're in for a memorable experience. 

While in Manuel Antonio, I was able to hire a fairly knowledgeable guide to take me around the grounds. With headlamp and flash on camera, I was able to capture some really stunning shots. 

 Gladiator Tree Frog ( Hypsiboas rosenbergi)  in white phase. 

Gladiator Tree Frog (Hypsiboas rosenbergi) in white phase. 

 As the Gladiator Tree Frog ( Hypsiboas rosenbergi)  becomes alarmed, it starts to change colors. 

As the Gladiator Tree Frog (Hypsiboas rosenbergi) becomes alarmed, it starts to change colors. 

 Example of undisturbed Gladiator Tree Frog ( Hypsiboas rosenbergi ) in white phase.

Example of undisturbed Gladiator Tree Frog (Hypsiboas rosenbergi) in white phase.

 Example of disturbed Gladiator Tree Frog ( Hypsiboas rosenbergi)  in brown phase just seconds apart. 

Example of disturbed Gladiator Tree Frog (Hypsiboas rosenbergi) in brown phase just seconds apart. 

 Gladiator Tree Frog ( Hypsiboas rosenbergi ) on alert. 

Gladiator Tree Frog (Hypsiboas rosenbergi) on alert. 

 House gecko ( Hemidactylus frenatus ) on alert. 

House gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) on alert. 

 Wolf or spider? Some may not want to find this beast in bed! I'm guessing this is in the family Pisauridae, but I could be wrong. 

Wolf or spider? Some may not want to find this beast in bed! I'm guessing this is in the family Pisauridae, but I could be wrong. 

 This tick seems to be a bit deflated and is probably ready for its next blood meal. 

This tick seems to be a bit deflated and is probably ready for its next blood meal. 

 Unidentified spider but love his bronzy look and fierce pinchers!

Unidentified spider but love his bronzy look and fierce pinchers!

 Weevil at night Costa Rica. 

Weevil at night Costa Rica. 

 Weevil at night Costa Rica. 

Weevil at night Costa Rica. 

  Stink bug at night in the Pentatomidae family. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. 

 Stink bug at night in the Pentatomidae family. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. 

 Unidentified plant hopper, probably in the family Nogodinidae. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. 

Unidentified plant hopper, probably in the family Nogodinidae. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. 

 A jumping spider on patrol. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

A jumping spider on patrol. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

 Olive tree frog ( Scinax elaeochrous )

Olive tree frog (Scinax elaeochrous)

 I think this is a lemur anole ( Norops lemurinus ).

I think this is a lemur anole (Norops lemurinus).

 Any herpetologists can help me identify this guy? 

Any herpetologists can help me identify this guy? 

 Huge iguana  Ctenosaura  in the tree. 

Huge iguana Ctenosaura in the tree. 

 A tender shoot of a plant unfurling at night. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. 

A tender shoot of a plant unfurling at night. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. 

 Arrowhead spider ( Micrathena  sp.) on web. 

Arrowhead spider (Micrathena sp.) on web. 

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 Wax tail hopper ( Pterodictya reticularis ) who has a sweet, cotton-candy like "tail" 

Wax tail hopper (Pterodictya reticularis) who has a sweet, cotton-candy like "tail" 

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 Common rain frog ( Craugastor fitzingeri ) stand extremely still as a line of defense, so you can get quite close to them. 

Common rain frog (Craugastor fitzingeri) stand extremely still as a line of defense, so you can get quite close to them. 

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  Craugastor fitzingeri  or  C. crassidigitus

Craugastor fitzingeri or C. crassidigitus

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 A Red-Eyed Tree Frog ( Agalychnis callidryas ) perched in the background on a night walk in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. 

A Red-Eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) perched in the background on a night walk in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. 

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 Masked Treefrog ( Smilisca phaeota )

Masked Treefrog (Smilisca phaeota)

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 Masked Treefrog ( Smilisca phaeota )

Masked Treefrog (Smilisca phaeota)

  Hyalinobatrachium  glass frog

Hyalinobatrachium glass frog

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 Cane Toad (Bufo marinus) in Costa Rica. 

Cane Toad (Bufo marinus) in Costa Rica.