Ometepe Island; Magical Mystical Mountains, Butterfly Gardens, & Walks in the Wild

A week exploring Ometepe Island yielded a plethora of imagery of nature, wildlife and an abundance of gorgeous vistas. I climbed both Volcanos and gazed from one towards the other and back again. I photographed sneak peek views of the water through the canopies. I described my perceptions of the two volcanoes of Ometepe Island on Global Snapshots marveling at their uniqueness. I stayed at a lovely Finca for three days called El Porvenir, owned by the same Dueños as Hotel Central, a good first landing city spot in Altagracia. From the Finca I took a hike up the slopes of Volcano Maderas and reached a good spot to see Concepcion covered in clouds. I couldn’t get enough of the nature and wildlife, keeping my eyes peeled for new discoveries. Here are a few of my favorites:Hiking up Volcano Maderas looking towards the peak. A view of Volcano Concepcion from Volcano Maderas A butterfly drinking nectar in the gardens of El Porvenir Purple flowers at El Porvenir provide a feast for the bumble bees A butterfly in the gardens of El Porvenir opens its wings to the sun Red Hibiscus flowers on Ometepe Island Fishermen head out on the waters of Lake Nicaragua from Ometepe Island An emerald hummingbird sits on an electrical wire at Finca Magdelena on Ometepe Island A grasshopper with the wings of a yellow butterfly A blue jay eats at Finca Magdelena on Ometepe Island Bumble bees collect pollen in the fields on Ometepe Island Leafcutter ants blazing a work chain trail on Ometepe Island A moth on Ometepe Island caught my eye A bullfrog hides in the garden of El Porvenir on Ometepe Island Butterflies frollick in the gardens of El Porvenir on Ometepe Island A Peak a Boo view to the water of Lake Nicaragua from Finca El Porvenir

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