An interesting study. Here a Roseate Spoonbill and a baby crocodile (not in focus here) share a river bank with a sea of plastic trash and garbage in the background (image depth of field rendered the baby crocodile out of focus - I did not even notice the baby crocodile when I composed this shot).
Costa Ricans are not real careful with their trash. During the rainy season, rivers swell and trash gets washed downstream from deforested areas and piles up on river banks. The country is beautiful, but there is a lot of loose trash, especially plastic, laying around. September 25, 2007. Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR + TC 1.7E-II. 340mm - 510mm in 35mm terms.
Roseate SpoonbillAmerican CrocodileRio Grande de TarcolesTarcolesCosta Rica