Early morning at the wildlife refuge. I used a split neutral density filter to balance the bright sky with the darker foreground. Photographed on July 11, 2009.
This is an image of tree trunks reflected in the surface of the river. The moving water adds blur for an abstract feel. Photographed on July 5, 2009.
I always love to see droplets of water floating on top of a lily pad. I included the other lily pads to give some depth to the image. Photographed on July 5, 2009.
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 (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.
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.