I had hoped to see a lot of jungle, unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate, and the itinerary didn't work out as planned. There are very interesting nature reserves, some of them are so reserved that no people are allowed in them.

I included the standard binomial names for species that I could identify. If you know any of the official names for any of the plants or animals on this page, please let me know so I can include them.

Pictures of birds in Honduras and other nature pages are separate:

Birds in Honduras
Honduras Bird Page
Nature Pages
Other Nature Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Landscapes

There are quite a few nature reserves in Honduras. Unfortunately, the weather prevented me from seeing too much of them. Along the north shore are several beaches. On Sundays they are very crowded, everybody heads for the beach. Small mountains and small mountain ranges have some natural vegetation, but much of the land is cultivated.

Clouds Coastal Mountain
Clouds on the coastal mountain range. (764k)
Edge Cultivated Land
The edge of cultivated land, merging into forest. (877k)
Small Mountain Valley
A small mountain valley on the edge of Pico Bonito National Park. (990k)
Small Mountain Stream
A small mountain stream on the edge of Pico Bonito National Park. (1010k)
Bridge Cross
A bridge to cross. (1283k)
Pretty Wobbly Bridge
This was a pretty wobbly bridge. (1160k)
View Beach La
View of the beach at La Ensenada. (1069k)
View Beach Tornabé
View of the beach from Tornabé with Miami (not that Miami  ;-) ) in the distance. (962k)
Sunset Looking West
Sunset looking west from Triunfo de la Cruz. (543k)
Sunset Cuero Y
Sunset in Cuero y Salado. (446k)
Thunderstorm Illuminated After
Thunderstorm illuminated after sunset by the sun below the horizon. This thunderstorm rained out my excursion in Cuero y Salado. (495k)
Clouds Casting Shadows
Clouds casting shadows, illuminated from below the horizon. (454k)
Sunset Cuero Y
Sunset in Cuero y Salado. (473k)
Sunset Cuero Y
Sunset in Cuero y Salado. (503k)
Rainy Beach Triunfo
A rainy beach at Triunfo de la Cruz. (571k)

Flora

There are lots of flowers around, both in the wild and decorative flowers around the houses.

Some of the trees in the jungle reserves were quite impressive. The Ceiba, the sacred tree of the Mayas is one example of a tree that can grow very big. The Ceiba tree figures in the mythologies of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, in particular that of the Maya civilization, where the concept of the central world tree is often depicted as a Ceiba trunk, which connects the planes of the Underworld (Xibalba), the skies and the terrestrial realm.

View Jungle Lancetilla
View of the jungle in the Lancetilla Nature Reserve. (1362k)
View Jungle Lancetilla
View of the jungle in the Lancetilla Nature Reserve. (1006k)
View Jungle Lancetilla
View of the jungle in the Lancetilla Nature Reserve with philodendron growing on the trees. (1165k)
Jungle Tree Climbing
Jungle tree with climbing philodendron. (1016k)
Large Clump Epiphytes
Large clump of epiphytes growing on a tree in the nature reserve Cuero y Salado. (1254k)
Bromeliad Lancetilla Nature
A bromeliad in the Lancetilla Nature Reserve. (761k)
Strangler Fig Growing
A Strangler Fig growing on a tree in the the Lancetilla Nature Reserve. It will eventually kill the tree by strangling it. (1120k)
Closer View Strangler
Closer view of the Strangler Fig. (982k)
Large Growth Strangler
Large growth on a Strangler Fig. (920k)
Ceiba Tree Sacred
A Ceiba tree. It was the sacred tree of the ancient Maya. (983k)
Base Ceiba Large
The base of Ceiba with the large buttress roots. (1169k)
Ceiba Grow Quite
The Ceiba can grow quite big. (1047k)
Closeup Thorns Ceiba
Closeup of one of the thorns on a Ceiba. (596k)
Trees Wicked Looking
Other trees have wicked looking thorns as well. (1019k)
Entry Jardí Botánico
Entry to the Jardí Botánico Lancetilla, covered with Bamboo. (1286k)
Red Mangrove Rhizophora
Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle, german: Rote Mangrove, french: Palétuvier rouge) in the Laguna de los Micos (Lagoon of the Monkeys), near Miami, just outside of Tela. (1154k)
White Mangrove Laguncularia
White Mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa, german: Weiße Mangrove) in the Laguna de los Micos. (1235k)
Salt Crust Mangrove
Salt crust on mangrove roots. (903k)
Tree Covered Bromeliads
Tree covered with bromeliads. (1080k)
Close-up Bromeliad
Close-up of a bromeliad. (880k)
Interesting Looking Flower
An interesting looking flower on a tree. (499k)
Flowering Tree Laguna
Flowering tree in the Laguna de los Micos. (1281k)
Flowering Tree Macaw
Flowering tree in the Macaw Mountain Bird Reserve & Nature park. (1270k)
Flower Cuero Y
Flower in Cuero y Salado. (652k)
Flower Fringes Parque
Flower at the fringes of the Parque Nacional Pico Bonito. (578k)
Flower Fringes Parque
Flower at the fringes of the Parque Nacional Pico Bonito. (560k)
Flower Fringes Parque
Flower at the fringes of the Parque Nacional Pico Bonito. (655k)
Flower Fringes Parque
Flower at the fringes of the Parque Nacional Pico Bonito. (529k)
Flower
Flower. (730k)
Trumpet Flower
Trumpet flower. (563k)
Flower Refugio De
Flower in the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Punta Izopo. (688k)
Red Torch Ginger
Red Torch Ginger (Etlingera elatior, german: Fackel-Ingwer, french: Rose de porcelaine) in the Macaw Mountain Bird Reserve. (614k)
Flowers Refugio De
Flowers in the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Punta Izopo. (734k)
Heliconia Sp German
Heliconia sp. (german: Helikonien) in the Lancetilla Nature Reserve. (442k)
Flower Macaw Mountain
Flower in the Macaw Mountain Bird Reserve. (521k)
Flower Cabañas Aventuras
Flower at the Cabañas Aventuras del Bosque lodge near the Parque Nacional Pico Bonito. (589k)
Flower Cabañas Aventuras
Flower at the Cabañas Aventuras del Bosque lodge near the Parque Nacional Pico Bonito. (519k)
Flower Cabañas Aventuras
Flower at the Cabañas Aventuras del Bosque lodge near the Parque Nacional Pico Bonito. (526k)
Flower Macaw Mountain
Flower in the Macaw Mountain Bird Reserve. (569k)
Golden Shrimp Plant
Golden Shrimp Plant flower (Pachystachys lutea) at Macaw Mountain. (580k)
Passion Fruit Flower
Passion Fruit Flower (Passiflora edulis, german: Passionsfrucht, french: Grenadille). (568k)
Red Hibiscus Hibiscus
Red Hibiscus (Hibiscus sp., german: Hibiskus), probably (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, german: Chinesischer Roseneibisch, french: Hibiscus Rose de Chine). (563k)
Red Heart Hibiscus
Red Heart Hibiscus (Hibiscus sp., german: Hibiskus). (544k)
Fringed Hibiscus Maybe
Fringed Hibiscus, maybe (Hibiscus schizopetalus). (522k)
Mushroom Cuero Y
Mushroom in Cuero y Salado. (545k)
Mushroom Lancetilla Reserve
Mushroom in the Lancetilla reserve. (827k)

Fauna

Other than birds I saw mainly lizards, iguanas and insects. I saw quite a few dragonflies, not that many butterflies.

The exception were the monkeys. I saw Panamanian White-faced Capuchins (Cebus imitator, german: Panama-Kapuzineraffe) fairly close.

Termite Nest Tree
Termite nest in a tree on a hill near Triunfo de la Cruz. (788k)
Mud Tubes Tree
Mud tubes on a tree are covered walkways for termites. (1019k)
Leafcutter Ants Climbing
Leafcutter ants climbing down a tree with pieces of leaves. (569k)
Do Quite Number
They do quite a number on the tree, all the young leaves are gone. (740k)
Dragonfly Order Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: )). (545k)
Dragonfly Order Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: )). (481k)
Dragonfly Order Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: )). (452k)
Dragonfly Order Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: )). (467k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (672k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (566k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (541k)
Everywhere Beach Holes
Everywhere on the beach are these holes from small ghost crabs. (1259k)
Small Ghost Crabs
One of the small Ghost Crabs (Ocypode sp.). (799k)
People Seem Dig
People seem to dig out these crabs, I saw these dug-out holes many times. (726k)
Hermit Crab Snail
Hermit Crab in a snail shell. (932k)
Few Frogs Saw
One of the few frogs that I saw. (708k)
Small Turtle
Small turtle. (1245k)
Lizard
Lizard. (716k)
Lizard
Lizard. (797k)
Green Iguana Iguana
Green Iguana (Iguana iguana, german: Grüner Leguan, french: Iguane vert) in a tree. (709k)
Green Iguana Iguana
Green Iguana (Iguana iguana, german: Grüner Leguan, french: Iguane vert). (696k)
Close-up Green Iguana
Close-up of a Green Iguana (Iguana iguana, german: Grüner Leguan, french: Iguane vert). (675k)
Snake Somebody Caught
A snake that somebody caught and brought into the bar for a minute to show around. (612k)
Caribbean Spiny Lobster
Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus, german: Karibik-Languste, french: Langouste blanche). (694k)
Panamanian White-faced Capuchin
Panamanian White-faced Capuchin (Cebus imitator, german: Panama-Kapuzineraffe) in a tree. (676k)
Panamanian White-faced Capuchin
Panamanian White-faced Capuchin (Cebus imitator, german: Panama-Kapuzineraffe) in mangroves, eating crabs. (664k)
Panamanian White-faced Capuchin
Panamanian White-faced Capuchin (Cebus imitator, german: Panama-Kapuzineraffe) eating in mangroves. (678k)
Panamanian White-faced Capuchin
Panamanian White-faced Capuchin (Cebus imitator, german: Panama-Kapuzineraffe) eating in mangroves. (633k)

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