In May, Steve Corey traveled to Tárcoles, Costa Rica, with friends from the San Luis Obispo Camera Club, where he snapped this image of birds in flight. "We had a wonderful trip and were rewarded with beautiful images from one coastal and two cloud forest areas," Corey says. "And yes, we are all still great friends!" He used a Nikon D7000 camera with a 120–400mm Sigma telephoto lens ("ISO 320, 1/2000 sec, f/5.3, handheld, no flash"). "I used the panning technique with spot focus to track the birds in flight," he says. "It was wonderful to see the abundance of wildlife that is thriving in the forest and wetlands of Costa Rica."