I’ve organized my photos from the Belize trip and selected some of my favorites. Click here to go through a series of images from the trip, including captions describing each image.
This beautiful flower is known as a lobster claw (Heliconia sp.). Photographed on April 15, 2009.
I found this amazing beetle in Belize yesterday. I haven’t been able to identify it yet. Photographed on April 15, 2009.
We were treated to a thunderstorm on our first night in the jungle. The low hill in the foreground is actually an unexcavated Mayan building. Photographed on April 14, 2009.
We visited another cave today. This one was more of a very large tunnel that had been carved through a hillside by this river…it was open at both ends. Photographed on April 13, 2009.
Here we are about to exit an extensive cave in Belize, after paddling into it in canoes. The ancient Maya believed that such caves were the entrance to the underworld. Photographed on April 11, 2009.
This is a small brown basilisk (
The weather in Placenia has been somewhat windy and overcast for the last day or two, which is apparently unheard of for this time of year. This morning there was a hint of sunrise, but the wind was still blowing. I used a slow shutter speed to show the movement of the palm leaves. Photographed on April 9, 2009.
This isn’t directly photography-related, but I’ve recently been taking the Kindle e-book reader with me when I travel. It’s a good alternative to bringing the half dozen books I might otherwise carry. Those weight savings are especially nice when I’m already loaded down with photo gear. Anyways, this was just a fun shot I setup while reading by the pool…feels very 2009 to me.
Today was our first full day in Belize. I noticed this hibiscus outside my hotel room. Photographed on April 8, 2009.