J is for Jungle, Costa Rican Style: Hanging Bridges in Arenal

In Hanging Bridges a loop trail takes you through the Costa Rican jungle where you can view some rather strange-looking plants.

Three different types of Heliconia, also known as the Lobster Claw Plant.HelliconiaHairy red Heliconia along the jungle trail of Hanging Bridges near Arenal Volcano in Costa RicaRed & yellow Heliconia along the jungle trail of Hanging Bridges near Arenal Volcano in Costa RicaA perfect spotlight shone on this fan palm.
perfect light in a Costa Rican jungle Around another bend in the path was this other plant – it looks like an alien being out of a sci-fi movie, and I haven’t yet been able to identify it. Anybody have any idea what it is?
alien beingAnother alien plant with multiple roots(?)Strange tree with multiple roots(?) along the jungle trail of Hanging Bridges near Arenal Volcano in Costa RicaOne of the hanging bridges this place was named after – this one was closed off for some reason.An old suspension bridge along the jungle trail of Hanging Bridges near Arenal Volcano in Costa RicaNot sure if this particular bridge is any safer, seeing as it’s named after the venomous Fer-de-Lance snake.This suspension bridge was named after the venomous Fer-de-Lance snake; Sign along the jungle trail of Hanging Bridges in Costa RicaA palm tree going to seed.Palm tree with seeds in Hanging Bridges, trails through the jungle of Costa RicaThe bugs have been busy.
well-chewed leavesReally busy…Girl pretending to be afraid of bugs along the jungle trail of Hanging Bridges near Arenal Volcano in Costa RicaStrange fruits.Strange fruits in Hanging Bridges, trails through the jungle of Costa RicaA fern maybe?Small green plant in Hanging Bridges, trails through the jungle of Costa RicaThere were also waterfalls…
Waterfall along the jungle trail of Hanging Bridges near Arenal Volcano in Costa Ricapoisonous snakes (some kind of viper)…Some kind of venomous viper in a tree along the jungle trail of Hanging Bridges in Costa Ricaand a view of the Arenal Volcano off in the distance.View of Arenal Volcano from the jungle trail of Hanging Bridges in Costa RicaMap showing the loop trail through the jungle near Arenal in Costa Rica.Map of Hanging Bridges in the Costa Rican jungleCee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter J.

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