After spending the last 4 years in Arizona, I now find myself happily relocated in western Michigan. While I will miss the ruggedness of the West, I get to trade it in for lighthouses and fall colors. I enjoy landscape photography but will take a picture of anything of interest to me. Wunderphoto has both humbled and inspired me. The GREAT photographers which take part in this community offer me a valuable source of constant learning.
Uploaded by: BenjaminReece23
Monday August 20, 2007
Caption: Along the horizon you can see Isla Desecheo, which is about 12 miles off the northwestern coast of Puerto Rico. In days past it served as a bombing range for the US military. Setting foot on the island is prohibited, as unexploded ordinance is still present. The island itself is home to goats and monkeys, and a massive seabird colony. Along the same lines, the marine life around the island is some of the richest you will find anywhere. Visibility of 150+ feet is common, while an extensive coral reef ecosystem thrives in the warm Caribbean waters. As if the reefs did not provide enough diversity, the island is the migratory home to humpback whales during the winter months. The foreground is one of my favorite and least-known surf spots on the island. The winter swells = deep barrels at this reef break!
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