Sunday, June 19, 2011

New Header

Finally got around to producing a new header with one of the photos I took while in Cozumel.  As I mentioned in a previous post, the waters were so turbid with limited visibility that the few photos I had taken were dark and cloudy.  So below are a few photos of the water world and a few land animals that we saw each day. All photos enlarge when you click on them.

Not a lot of fish life for this trip but I did get a neat shot of a juvenile spotted moray eel. He was about 10 inches in length and kept popping his head out to see what was going on.

 Blue branch corals. This was a large patch of branch in a rich, french blue color.

This variety of coral is usually a brilliant purple.  This cone coral was a deep blue with white edges.

One of my favorite reef fish...a juvenile trunk fish. They have the sweetest they are puckered up and ready to give you a kiss.

Lots of sea turtles.  This one swam directly under me and I got the tail end of him swimming away.

My honey and I were walking towards the dining room when we came across this braying ass.  He was not happy to be out in the hot sun and let everyone around know it.

This iguana had a house under our deck and the minute he heard us open the sliding door, he would come out and sit on this concrete base waiting for us to toss him a few grapes.  He had all of the guests trained to do this.  It was hilarious.

This sweet face belongs to the howler monkeys that lived in the trees next to our room. Not my photo, they never came in close to the guests but you could see them in the trees.

This is a close a shot as I could get.  This Howler would come visit each morning and stay until around 9:00 am and then disappear until the next day.

That's all folks...the end.  Sea Witch
ps:  Have a wonderful week.


Pam @ Frippery said...

What a fabulous get away. Thanks for sharing. Love the new header.

just call me jo said...

Love the pics--especially the end. Good times! Lucky sea witch.

Robin Larkspur said...

Beautiful underwater photos! What a great adventure. Those iguanas! gotta love 'em. Not sure about the howler monkeys though. Glad that fella got his ass out of the sun, lol!

Bettyann said...

llovely pics of your fab getaway..have a great week..

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

What an exotic and wonderful place, so totally different from my little world! I would really love to see it all someday, especially those beautiful corals. I can see why you are drawn to the sea. :-)


Cindy said...

you had such nice snorkeling though compared to what we saw in Cozumel. Nice!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your underwater photos are so magical! I love their deep shades of blue and turquoise, Sea Witch.

Cozumel looks very exotic with monkeys in the trees and large iguanas lounging in the sun.

It looks like you had a wonderful time!

Jacque said...

Hi Witch!

I love your informative posts! I never knew much about underwater life until I started learning from your blog. I wish I could lose myself underwater like that, but I am too darn scared to even attempt it!

Looks like a wonderful spot to vacation. I've been there once on a cruise ship stop but it was raining and we didn't get to do anything but "shop". Thanks for sharing it with us.