East of Cordillera Isabella, a vast plain stretches all the way to the Caribbean sea. A succession of impenetrable jungle, arid savannah and sinuous rivers, make it one of the country's most inhospitable regions. The Western plains are more welcoming. Their fertile land is encircled by volcanoes and planted with corn, banana and coffee.
The collared aracari is a typical toucan from Central America. Nicaragua's mountainous relief provides the ideal habitat for this bird that generally lives at 1,500 metres of altitude.© Eduardo Rivero