An image of a water-saturated resort and dramatic clouds after a storm at the Gamboa rainforest in Panama.
Panama, in addition to its Canal, City, and beaches, has lush rainforests.
The virgin rainforest of Gamboa ascends some 280 feet from the shadowy forest floor through the dense undergrowth and up to the sun drenched canopy with its thousand shades of green that are only interrupted by the vibrant colors of flowering trees. Colorful birds and butterflies are abundant here.
The double-toothed kite, a bird of prey, generally hunts from a perch above the rainforest floor. The kite dives quickly downward to catch lizards and insects, the principle staples of its diet. The double toothed kite is an opportunistic hunter, often perching near groups of monkeys in order to capture prey flushed by the large mammals