We had the good fortune of connecting with Erick Barahona Ramos and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erick, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
I am happy when I am being my true self. Being my true self means being connected with my spirit in the present with nature. Since I was a kid the connection with mother Earth has been amazing.
Walking surrounded by trees, animals, waterfalls, volcanoes, etc… is part of human life for centuries. Looking forward to my ” purpose of life” I realized that I always want to be in nature doing hikes, landscape photography, camping, and appreciating having an amazing world full of different types of landscapes.
Watching the stars, and the milky way during the night waiting for a beautiful sunrise, sunny days, then catching sunsets, or sometimes enjoying cloudly – rainy days that are part of nature. Sharing with good company as well.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am so proud because at the beginning I was scared, and never thought that I will create amazing photographs and live the unique, and amazing moments that nature has given me so far.
No, it has not been easy at all. Here in Costa Rica being an entrepreneur is really difficult especially if you are a nature photographer, in general art in this country is really difficult to be paid for as it has to be. Fortunately, there are people who support the way that it has to be, also finding jobs that I do not want like being a guide or working in customer service in a huge company. I overcome challenges knowing that everything needs an effort and the law of attraction. If you persist you will get it! As I said before I have lived unique moments, and a lot of people support me a lot.
The lesson that I have learned is that you need to live in the present moment, do not take anything personally, if you are having a bad moment, it is only a moment it will disappear especially if you are a positive person with a good mindset. Always be grateful for everything that happens because that is making you a master of your life.
My brand Eckotraveler is to show the world about amazing places in Costa Rica and all over the world. Gives the people information, and they can see them through my photographs. Also, people can raise the consciousness of taking care of Planet Earth so we can still enjoy Earth. Also if someone has a dream that want to make real, do it! It’s a matter of your mindset and energy. The abundance is infinite and you can do it!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Utah, Utah is simply amazing. I will take them to Arches National Park, Bryce National Park, Zion National Park, Bentomite Hills, and Factory Butte. There are so many places to visit.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Well, I want to be grateful to my parents that they have been so open and supportive since I was a kid looking for something totally different that people are used to!
To Irina who help me a lot with amazing weather conditions during the hikes so I can shoot the photographs that I want.