For over a year and a half now I have been linking with and going on monthly trips all over Jamaica with a local photography group I met via Flickr. I’ve posted updates from my adventures on the trip in the past on my photoblog and three of the four videos on my Youtube channel are from some of the trips I’ve been on. I have learned so much from friends that attend these monthly linkups which range from hobby photographers taking the opportunity to travel to areas of Jamaica they haven’t been, to professional photographers who make all or a big chunk of their income from photography. With photography exploits being realigned I have decided to make more photography related posts here, hopefully they will be well received.
A Rasta guide, 2 tourists and a dog in a boat named “Di Evil Tings” o_O
About Black River Jamaica
The Black River is the second longest river in Jamaica at a length of 53.4km. Its name refers to the darkness of the river bed caused by thick layers of decomposing vegetation. The Lower Morass consists of shallow estuaries, marshland and mangrove swamps providing a rich ecological environment for a broad range of fish, birds and other creatures including crocodiles, lobsters, mangrove snappers, snook and mullet. Here the river is joined by the YS river making the Lower Morass the largest (14,085 acres) swamp environment in the Caribbean. The area surrounding where the river meets the Caribbean Sea is a town that shares the name Black River which was established in the early 1600s.
I can’t stop admiring how white this fellow’s teeth are
One of my favourite shots of the day looking north towards the Cockpit Country
Craft items on sale for visitors from out of town or overseas
An egret looking for bugs and other things to eat
View south to the Caribbean Sea
Basking in the sun and showing off his blood stained teeth
I learned so much about the importance of mangroves on the tour
An Old beached ship that has been decaying for years
You are taking a nice swim one day to escape the summer heat and the fellow above pulls up beside you, what do you do?
In Jamaica, reading this and have an interest in photography or traveling all over the island? Click here to visit and join the One Love Jamaica West Indies group on Flickr. The next trip is planned for February 21, 2010 when we will be going to St Thomas.
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