|A small river runs into the ocean from the forest. By night, the ocean covers this beach and invites creatures like saltwater crocs to enter the smaller island.|
|A guide and boat are essential to appreciate the large expanse of Coiba National Park.|
|The ladder to cross the stream into the forgotten garden. Scary!|
|Old fruit trees covered with moss and bromeliads|
The Shah loved his peach trees and today several of them can be seen growing around the island in random areas. Eventually, the Shah became sick and died. His garden forgotten and left to the demise of Mother Nature. His belongings were passed onto his daughter who then sold the island for one dollar to the Smithsonian Institute. Or so the story was told. Today the island is protected by UNESCO. The Shah's home is now a research station for scientists from all over the world to stay. Today's guest was a researcher from Germany studying sharks around the reef area. Two men are working to keep several areas tidy. Several buildings have fallen apart and are reminders that there were others who once lived here.
|The Jesus Christ lizard. Why this name? Because when it flees for safety, it will run across water on two legs. If you haven't seen this, you should youtube it. It's really cool.|