Immerse in an ECO-Tour and Experience Southwest Florida Islands by Boat

“Captain Brian Holaway is well versed in the intricacies of our unmatched locale. He can guide to and through a multitude of out-of-the way tidal creeks, bayous, keys and islands. More important is his passionate interest and respect for the region. With unique insights from his many explorations and his studies, not only does he identify the birds and wildlife that inhabit our semi-tropical watery land, but he explains their interconnectedness to their environment and each other. In addition, he shares the fascinating history of rugged people who came long before us: Florida Native Indians, the Calusa, the Spanish, the Cubans, early homesteaders, and the wisdom evident in the growth of their culture.

You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”

Historian, Betty Anholt
Author of Sanibel’s Story

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Photographer and Shell Collector, Kristen, from Kansas City

























This week, I took Kristen from Kansas City out for the whole day.  We left the marina as the moon was setting and the sun rising, then returned to the dock as the sun set.  We started out on the flats taking pictures of the shells and marine life in the morning light. The conditions were perfect for photography on the flats.  I took over 300 photos before 9:00am. After shelling on the flats, we shelled the beach before taking off to the Tarpon Lodge for a delicious lunch.  Following lunch, we walked pre-columbian shell mounds at the Randall Research Center Site. The seas were calm which allowed me to travel near the north end of Cayo Costa in search of dolphin which she photographed for nearly 30 minutes. The remainder of the afternoon was spent shelling the beaches.  Kristen has a talented eye for photography and I always learn something from her perspective.
Thank you Kristen for a fun and educational day of shooting photos and shelling on the water.

9 comments:

Nancy said...

Sounds like a heavenly day with lots of great photo ops. It sure beats our 30 below wind chill :-)

AntKaybe said...

So that's what the flats look like without a tropical storm surge on them ;)

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

AntKaybe, Yep, We will make it there someday.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

You got some beautiful shots Brian. I really like the close ups

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Thank you Kim.

Traci Mason said...

Wow...great pictures...I just love them. So cool.

She found great shells too. What a wonderful day out exploring. Thats a long day to go from sunrise to sunset.

I gotta go back and look at your pictures again...lol...Try and narrow down my favorite one! :)

Moira said...

Wow - what a day!!! love the pics and shells - my favorite is the egg casing curly-q'd in the sand! Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Amazes me that you catch the green face each year during breeding season. Beautiful.

Capt. Brian Holaway said...

Susan, It amazes me too. I took many shots of the green on the great Egret. You can never take enough shots of that.