CAYMAN ISLANDS

 

GRAND CAYMAN - Charles F. Lindgren Photograph

 

CORAL WALL, CRYSTAL CAVES , 7 MILE BEACH , 7 MILE BEACH SHELLS , GEORGE TOWN

International Space Station 250mm Photograph Image credit:  Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center

GEORGE TOWN

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7 MILE

BEACH

SAND STRUCTURE - Charles F. Lindgren Photograph

SUNSET - Charles F. Lindgren Photograph

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The shells shown below were collected from around the chunk of coral shown to the right. It's amazing how many tiny shells can be found on 7 Mile Beach! Click on the image for high resolution version. Charles F. Lindgren Photograph

7 MILE

SHELLS

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CORAL

WALL

   

A few steps from our hotel was a low wall surrounding a strip mall parking lot that was entirely made from pieces of coral. We spent a quiet hour photographing as many different samples as possible. A sampling is shown below. Click on the images for high rsolution versions. - Frances C. and Charles F. Lindgren Photographs

   
   
   
   

CRYSTAL

CAVES

   

Crystal Caves is a relatively new attraction on Grand Cayman. It is well worth the trip and time away from the beach and fish! It is intimate compared to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, or Mammoth Caves in Kentucky. At the present time there are three caves open to the public. Our group had only 18 members and a guide. Photography is difficult, because you can't use a flash meaning a high ISO value, or a tripod. I can't see a tripod in those rooms unless you get a private photographic tour. Click on the images for high resolution versions. Frances C. or Charles F. Lindgren Photographs

   

Active Stalactite

Active Deformed Stalactite

Small "Room" filled with stalactites, and stalagmites. Note the moisture on the stalagmites.

Active stalactites. The vertical lines are drops of water falling to the cave floor!

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The guide suspected that the broken stalactive was caused by an earthquake.

   

Bats!

The Lake Room

Whenever sunlight reached the interior of the cave, the stalactites were covered with green. I assume it's an algae.

Detail inside a broken stalactite shows the growth pattern.

   
   
   
   
   

 

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