Justin Grubb Scuba diving with the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
Running wild visited the beautiful state of North Carolina the week of July 28th! The crew encountered cotton mouth snakes, participated in bird banding with the National Park Service in Cape Hatteras National Sea Shore, went shark diving with The North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island and spent the week camped out in our DSM hammock system!
Officially wrapped our shooting in Costa Rica today! We spent the night planning future episodes that we are excited to produce this summer. We are sitting in the airport now waiting to head back to Cleveland. So expect a promo video soon for our episode of Running Wild!
Settled down in Monteverde, a high elevation cloud forest in Costa Rica. So far we hiked the continental divide, climbed a 40 meter tall ficus tree, saw a venomous pit viper, witnessed a two toed sloth and her baby poop and saw large orange knee’d tarantulas. Good times
Had a fantastic time at El Parque Marino Del Pacifico. We were able to get up close and personal with lots of animals including crocs, sharks, fish, pelicans and sea turtles. We even helped preform a medical check up on an Olive Ridley sea turtle who had been injured in a fishing accident.
Amazing shot of a two toes sloth we found in Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica
We arrived to Quepos Costa Rica where we are close to Manuel Antonio park. This park represents typical dry tropical forest bordering the Pacific Ocean. Hopefully we will film some amazing wildlife.
We left the Tamandua Research station and are now hanging out in Bahia Drake Costa Rica. We went on a Scuba trip to Cano Island to see the reef. Justin got to swim with white tip reef sharks, giant sting rays and large schools of pelagic fish. Our next stop is the Curu Wildlife Reserve in Guanacaste.
-Running Wild Crew
Landed around noon today, and luckily before Barack Obama and Air Force One left the airport. San Jose had been shut down, streets rerouted, markets closed and the police force heightened for The Presidents visit. Had a great time indulging in the local food and local cervezas. Tomorrow starts the long journey South to hammock camp deep in the Costa Rican Rainforest.
The Running Wild Crew would like to welcome you to the official Running Wild Website. Explore the site, connect through social media and check back for the release of our first feature episode in Costa Rica. The entire trip will be blogged and you can follow it right here!