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Special Adaptations: Mangroves

Updated: Jan 11


In Tortuguero we met a fascinating individual, Christian Ríos, who described himself as the indigenous person who as a teenager experienced something very special which changed his life and ability to live and communicate with nature and animals. His grandfather and mother were his big influences on the way he lives a happy life.



Sometimes the invisible can make the biggest difference. I have created these three impactful images to demonstrate that education and ecoturism can safe trees. A mangrove is a tree that grows mainly in coastal saline or brackish water.


Mangrove Leaf & Glass Frog (from the ground level) by Lukas Kroulik, Costa Rica 2023.


Mangroves grow in an equatorial climate, typically along coastlines and tidal rivers.



Mangrove Forrest (from the air) by Lukas Kroulik, Costa Rica 2023.


They have special adaptations to take in extra oxygen and to remove salt, which allow them to tolerate conditions that would kill most plants.



Mangrove Roots (from the water level) by Lukas Kroulik, Costa Rica 2023.



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