Coati Giving Himself a Good Belly Rubbing

Coati Rubbing Belly, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
I spent about forty minutes or so with a group — or band as they are called — of coatis consisting of about twenty to thirty members. They were all around me in the Costa Rican rain forest eating, resting, playing, and in this guy’s case, scratching his stomach.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 70-200mm lens (at 200mm) ISO 1600, f/3.2 at 1/200th of a second

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  1. Lawrie Taylor May 15, 2014 at 4:26 am #

    Everybody likes a good scratch, don’t they! Good shot at the right time Sean!

  2. Peter Butterfield May 15, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    Whenever I do relax—-All my fans can celebrate—-That I drink dos equis.

  3. Tom May 15, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    Looks like they are all ready to take a nap. Nice grab Sean.

  4. michael huber May 15, 2014 at 11:40 pm #

    great pic. he sure must have lots of fleas.

  5. michael huber May 15, 2014 at 11:41 pm #

    great pic., he sure must have lots of fleas.