The salty beach air, smell of fish and the sound of the early morning commotion sets the mood of this small fishing village. Set amongst a natural preserve, it’s this Small-Scale fishing that has made this place home the local fisherman.
After a 40km boat ride from Puerto López to the small island of Isla de la Plata, we are greeted by an overwhelming number of Blue-Footed Boobies. What comical bird, big blue feet and elaborated courtships and a stare that say “stay away”, which is difficult to do when they are scattered all over the island and will stand there ground. I took these photo close up with a 35mm lens.
Pelicans Lazy Fishing
Observing the morning’s fishing techniques the Pelicans, sure have a lazy way of fishing. Holding their wings loosely against their bodies to float for longer time, while swimming in a groups, ready to snatch the fisherman’s catch.
Between the dirt dunes of dried twigs; and the blue-footed boobies of Isla de Plata. This Palo Santo tree, really stood out. Although it looks pretty plain Jane, has an ability to cleanse, heal and purify. After all, it is the "Holy Wood" of essential oils.
Sea turtles and fishermen, all going for the same thing, fresh fish. It's good seeign wild Sea Turtles off the coast of Isla de Plata.
Roof Top Boom Box
Fishermen at Puerto Lopez bay are up against birds stealing their catch. Many of the swoosh in and take fish from boats before they make it shore.