We Explore Costa Rica’s Stunning Osa Peninsula With A GoPro

Published March 13, 2015
Updated January 17, 2018

The Osa Peninsula juts off southwestern Costa Rica and extends into the Pacific Ocean. Incredibly, at least half of all species living in Costa Rica can be found here. Corcovado National Park covers about a third of the area and has been called “the most biologically intense place on Earth” by National Geographic.

Shot almost entirely in five days using a GoPro, this video offers an intimate study of the Osa Peninsula. It can be viewed as many things, be it a meditation on nature’s beauty or an exploration of the tendency to insert ourselves into and shape the physical environment before considering the ramifications of those alterations.

For more videos of nature and the people who explore it check out this video of New Zealand and this essay on ecotourism’s mixed-messages.

Julia Day
Julia Day is a New York based writer and illustrator. She attended Colby College where she studied 17th Century Poetry, Environmental Science, and Philosophy.
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