Category Archives: Photo of the Day

The Underworld

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.

Brown Basilisk

This is a small brown basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus). Here in Belize they are also known as “Jesus Christ lizards,” because of their ability to run across the surface of water for short distances. Photographed on April 10, 2009.

Stormy Sunrise

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.