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Pelicans rest on Mangrove roots in the British Virgin Islands

Mangrove and Pelicans

Pelicans rest on Mangrove roots in the British Virgin Islands

I had never seen Mangrove trees before this trip. With the tight schedule and quick pace we were keeping en route to the Bubbly Pool on  the Island of  Jost Van Dyke, I didn’t have time to indulge my arboreal obsession.

As we walked along the circuitous path from the boat dock following the shore line, I had about 2o seconds to compose photos, careful to keep my group in sight so I didn’t get left behind. With this stop, the Mangroves served as perch for two Pelicans and anchor for the asymmetrical composition.

 

The Baths, in Virgin Gorda, the British Virgin Islands

The Baths

The Baths, in Virgin Gorda, the British Virgin Islands

I spent a week boating around the British Virgin Islands on assignment, and this was one of my favorite stops. Boulders the size of three story buildings were shot out of the earth by a volcanic eruption making these enclosed pools of water. You have to duck and squeeze your way through to appreciate them. Just don’t get caught at high tide!