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Kimberly Williams-Guillen's Snapshots

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  1. Sea turtle egg

    Snapshot Title: Sea turtle egg
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: SUCCESSFUL nighttime IR gigapan of nesting sea turtles
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    The ping pong shaped ball is an exhumed sea turtle egg. During the arribadas, so many females arrive to lay eggs on the beach that frequently, when one female digs a new nest, she unburies the eggs o...



  2. Tourists

    Snapshot Title: Tourists
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: SUCCESSFUL nighttime IR gigapan of nesting sea turtles
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    A tourist with a reflective backpack enjoys the turtles.



  3. Hard work

    Snapshot Title: Hard work
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: SUCCESSFUL nighttime IR gigapan of nesting sea turtles
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    An olive ridley turtle in an egg-laying trance



  4. Another cave

    Snapshot Title: Another cave
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    I wonder what bats might live in here? It almost looks like a door into the side of the mountain!



  5. Pteronotus flight path

    Snapshot Title: Pteronotus flight path
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    After leaving their roost at night, the Pteronotus bats that roost in the cave on the crater edge make a sharp right, and then fly out over the countryside through this nearby depression in the crater...



  6. Pteronotus roost

    Snapshot Title: Pteronotus roost
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Somewhere in here -- not quite sure where -- is a cave with a large colony of Pteronotus (mustached) bats.



  7. Patiently waiting

    Snapshot Title: Patiently waiting
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Several other park guards waited patiently while we took this Gigapan and visited the emballonurid roost.



  8. Car in parking lot

    Snapshot Title: Car in parking lot
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Cars are directed to park with the rear in at the volcano, in case visitors have to make a speedy exit!



  9. Guardaparques del PNVM

    Snapshot Title: Guardaparques del PNVM
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Two of the park guards at Masaya Volcano National Park contemplate the crater edge // Dos guardaparques del Parque Nacional Volcan Masaya contemplan el borde del crater



  10. Emballonurid cave // cueva de murcielagos emballonuridos

    Snapshot Title: Emballonurid cave // cueva de murcielagos emballonuridos
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Arnulfo Medina (Paso Pacifico's wildlife biologist) and Michael Wilcox (volunteer) investigate a cave home to sac-winged bats // El biologo Arnulfo Medina y voluntario Michael Wilcox investigan un ref...



  11. More weirdness

    Snapshot Title: More weirdness
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Liza's office at night
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Not sure why this is all wonky, the camera seemed pretty stable to me; maybe has something to do with different dimensions of photos taken by IR cam? Will have to find way to fix, although for now I ...



  12. Huh?

    Snapshot Title: Huh?
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Liza's office at night
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Something weird happened here. The gigapan battery ran out at some point, and I think when it started again it had been a bit jostled or something.



  13. Sticker

    Snapshot Title: Sticker
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Liza's office at night
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Sea turtle sticker on Liza's computer



  14. Night calculator

    Snapshot Title: Night calculator
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Liza's office at night
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Spooky.



  15. The nursery

    Snapshot Title: The nursery
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Sea Turtle Hatchery, Playa Hermosa, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    It is bounded by chain link fencing to keep humans out, and chicken wire, to keep predators like crabs out. There is shade cloth overhead to keep nests from getting too hot. Sea turtles have tempera...



  16. Acacia thorns

    Snapshot Title: Acacia thorns
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Sea Turtle Hatchery, Playa Hermosa, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Some of the thorns on an unusually large specimen of Acacia collinsi, known locally as cornizuelo. Like most Acacia, this plant is defended by robust thorns -- but that's not good enough! In additio...



  17. Turtle nest

    Snapshot Title: Turtle nest
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Sea Turtle Hatchery, Playa Hermosa, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    What's with the cylindrical screen? The turtle eggs are buried in the sand, where they incubate. When the baby turtles hatch, they did their way up through the sand; the screen around the nest acts ...



  18. Nest tag

    Snapshot Title: Nest tag
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Sea Turtle Hatchery, Playa Hermosa, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    The turtle-shaped tags on the nests indicate species of turtle that laid the eggs, the date they were buried, the expected date of hatching (about 45 days later). The tag in this case indicates that ...



  19. Stoopid ocean

    Snapshot Title: Stoopid ocean
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    The ocean's rather annoying habit of not standing still in between pictures makes for some interesting patterns here!



  20. Cluster of vampire bats

    Snapshot Title: Cluster of vampire bats
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Vampire bats!!!
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Male and female vampire bats will roost together, usually in colonies of around 100 individuals. However, within these colonies, the bats usually form clusters of a single male with several females.



  21. Thumbs up!

    Snapshot Title: Thumbs up!
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Vampire bats!!!
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Vampire bats have large thumbs, related to their ability to use their wings as limbs in walking (and even running). Vampire bats will often alight near their prey, then walk up sneakily to make their...



  22. Vampire bat feces

    Snapshot Title: Vampire bat feces
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Vampire bats!!!
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    What looks like an oil slick on this ledge is, in fact, vampire bat feces -- digested blood. It forms a thick, dark, reddish-black sludge. It is fairly gross.



  23. Bat balls!

    Snapshot Title: Bat balls!
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Vampire bats!!!
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    The clearly visible testicles of this male show that he is reproductively active. When male bats are not in their mating period, the testes ascend into the abdomen where they are not visible.



  24. Female with newborn pup

    Snapshot Title: Female with newborn pup
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Vampire bats!!!
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    The pink blob in the center is a just-born baby. Next time I promise to use a better camera so you can see it!



  25. Nobody home

    Snapshot Title: Nobody home
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    no hay nadie en la casa



  26. Cathedral

    Snapshot Title: Cathedral
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

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  27. Resort

    Snapshot Title: Resort
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Pelican Eyes



  28. Welcome!

    Snapshot Title: Welcome!
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

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  29. Roble trees

    Snapshot Title: Roble trees
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Flowering in Feb.



  30. Bird

    Snapshot Title: Bird
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

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  31. Pelican?

    Snapshot Title: Pelican?
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Or possibly the Loch Ness monster.



  32. Family in the ocean

    Snapshot Title: Family in the ocean
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

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  33. La Flor

    Snapshot Title: La Flor
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Here be turtles.



  34. Bicicleta

    Snapshot Title: Bicicleta
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Crossing the bridge over the wetlands.



  35. Disembodied legs

    Snapshot Title: Disembodied legs
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Out for a nice walk.



  36. Cave?

    Snapshot Title: Cave?
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Do bats live there? We must determine this at once!



  37. Boat

    Snapshot Title: Boat
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Not Penny's boat.



  38. Lichen

    Snapshot Title: Lichen
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Strangler fig trunk
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

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  39. Costa Rica

    Snapshot Title: Costa Rica
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Ostional beach
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    All these mountains in the background are actually in Costa Rica!



  40. Guy with backpack

    Snapshot Title: Guy with backpack
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Ostional beach
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

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