Utila: A Photo Journal

| July 1, 2013 | 3 Comments


Kayaking through the canals within the mangroves on our way to Turtle Pond.

On a kayak made by Max!

Welcome to the red mangroves of Isla de Utila, Honduras! In our search to catalogue the fish species of Turtle Pond, a large lake in the middle of the island, we kayaked down swamp canals with the help of Max, a local hermit with a boundless knowledge of the landscape. He led us through impassible mangrove forests and expansive savannah, finally reaching the shore of Turtle Pond, a place, Max said, very few people get to see.  There we catalogued myriad new species of cichlids and found a juvenile green parrot snake!

Check out more awesome photos in the next journal!

Max wasn’t even posing for this. Isn’t he photogenic?

Max guiding us through the savannah on our way to Turtle Pond.

We caught a snake on our way back from the pond!

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Andrew Lacqua

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One of four, Andrew likes to think that he's the coolest. After all, he's an avid long boarder and ukelele player, an ardent animal lover, and proud owner of a fish tank (he used to have five but then he had to go to college). When Andrew isn't busy watching Discovery Channel, flaunting his brightly colored beanies around campus, or pondering the mysteries of life, he's busy studying biology (his one true love). If this were a perfect world, Andrew would probably live in a hut in the rainforest with monkeys somewhere in Central America.

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  1. Esther Noggle says:

    North Carolina has music too because I am listening!!! Great stuff keep it coming…………..E

  2. Cindy says:

    The Earth has music for those who listen.” – George Santayana
    Thanks for sharing the music of Utila!

  3. Michael says:

    Amazing stuff. I am sure the photos don’t do the scenery justice.

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