Jason Rothmeyer Skater Profile
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Hometown: Long Beach CA, Stance: Regular, Age: 41, Status: Pro
Last Update: Friday, March 21, 2014 Submit an Update
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Next up from Costa Rica was this male Black-throated Trogon that posed in front of me about 10 feet away. Trogons are all super colorful birds and sometimes difficult to find. They creep into the US in parts of Arizona and Texas as their territory just makes it's way that far north. Serious #birdnerd stuff right there.
Always a good hike in Costa Rica when you turn the corner on a trail and see a troop of Coati ahead. Coati are pretty common in Central America. Relatives of raccoons they are super good climbers and forage around on the ground looking for insects. We saw one on the balcony with a baby in its mouth. No photo though so I guess it didn't really happen #picoritdidnthappen
Up next from the Costa Rica photos I just finished editing is this Squirrel Monkey from our time in Corcovado National Park. We saw all 4 monkey species that exist in Costa Rica on this day, but the Squirrel Monkeys are by far the most photogenic in my opinion. They've got a very cuddly look to them.
Finally got done with some editing of my trip to Costa Rica. So get ready for a flood of animal photos @worldsbestdad First up is this Glass Frog. These frogs have see-thru skin and you can see all of their organs if you look at their bellies. It's pretty crazy looking. The touch of turquoise on their underside looks so sick. While hiking for these I had to climb over a big boulder next to a river at night and needed both hands to climb. I put my flashlight in my mouth and it slipped out. Straight into the river. I could still see it since it's waterproof but no chance of going in after it. Bummer.
What's the best way to calm down a snake while you're out trying to shoot photos of it? Cover it with a hat of course. This is the same sidewinder I posted earlier this week. I was solo and had to go back to the car to get my camera gear. Into the hat you go my little buddy. #gokingsgo @lakings #lakings @hntr_1 @nate_e_poo
Bringing the 90's back one clip at a time. #curbsarethenewledges #icantgetupanyhigher #tiredskateboards thanks to @clockradiospeaker for the Dan Wolfe style filming. Killing it. @whalebonetown does this work for the @kruxtrucks challenge? Maybe you guys judge on a curve for fools about to turn 42 next month.
Self hype! I did an interview over at jenkemmag.com about judging contests and it went up today. Peep it for some insight as to what I do for a living in that job, like holding onto $70k in prize money since I'm the sober one and can be trusted the most. Thanks @anthony_pappa for the interview and @jenkemmag for the spot. #skateboarding #judgesjudge @boblems @tumyeto
Phoenix Am live webcast with @tumyeto and @andrewcannon I'm here so I don't get to listen to it but i bet it's funny. Look at the snacks in front of each. Andrew has strawberries and Sinclair has M&Ms. Ha. He @andrewcannon ask Mike about when he said you had a soggy back tail at the 3rd Lair Damnam. Ha.
Headed to Costa Rica tomorrow with a HUGE Rothmeyer possee. Me and my wife, brother and his whole family, pops and stepmom and step sister. That's 7 Roths if you are counting. Going to see a ton of these green and black poison dart frogs while there. They reside in the base of a tree right where we are staying. Good times!
This looks like one of those whack posters that say "hang in there" or something. Amazingly, this sloth ended up entirely on that thin branch on the left side of the photo that it's holding onto. We thought for sure it was going to break and we would be caring for an injured sloth later. Costa Rica here we come next week.
I'm putting up a bird photo because I'm hyped that Cornell University wants to use one of my bird photos in their upcoming 3rd edition of their Handbook of Bird Biology. This is a Paradise Tanager from the Manu Road in Peru. This road is so epic for birds it's indescribable. They've identified over 1000 species of birds in the area...about 10% of the entire world, which is pretty crazy. Of those 1000 I saw around 140, I'm not much of a species counter like some are though.
Sunset photo mission in Death Valley today on the salt flats. Not a ton of color but a super awesome spot. Heading up the 395 tomorrow to maybe hit Mono Lake in the snow and shoot the sierras. My first landscape only mission. Hoping @sethdedoes teaches me something. #casualhiker #ridgemontoutfitters @ridgemont_outfitters
Heading to Costa Rica in 4 weeks. I know exactly where to find these Red and Green Poison Frogs like this one I found in 2010. There's a stream that runs deep down a hill below where we stay there that I can find these dudes. As much as I like exploring new places, going back to familiar ones is also just as exciting. You already know where to go!
Apologies to nature fans...short break for skateboarding @worldsbestdad 1988. The end of the jump ramp era and early grabs...but one of my favorite times. I would say @markniznisbet photo but he's creepin in the background. I'm going to say @rm_pastry took this then. Cure shirt, tan Dockers, Vans hi tops...that was my kit. Skateboarding rules always and forever.
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