Macaws mating high in a tree

One of the amazing bird types we saw a lot of on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica were the very large and spectacularly colorful Scarlet Macaws. They seemed to always fly in pairs – or pairs of pairs. It is, after all, the mating season! So here is a series of photos of them doing just that, high up in a far away tree and mostly behind a branch. As they peeked out, it was so cool to see them nuzzling and it looked like they were feeding one another in between baby-making sessions over a period of about 15-20 minutes. Then they sat out of a branch looking totally happy with life, or so it seemed to me!

For perspective, this is an un-cropped picture with a 400mm lens.

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