Seeing island after the hurricane was heartbreaking. The loss, the destruction and the uncertainty put everyone in the shock. People of St. John gathered together to help each other and to start clean up and rebuild. All pictures are here:
Hurricane Irma came as Category 5 Hurricane to my home island of St. John. My best friend offered her beautiful and strong house to a few people to hide from the storm. There were 9 humans and 4 animals surviving together. I had a mental block for a while and could not look at my pictures which I took during the storm and after the storm, but time heals everything, and I am ready to share my experience. There will be three photo essays – Day of the Hurricane, Two Days after the Hurricane, and Week after the Hurricane. The link to the first essay is below:
Very rare sighting of a Flamingo occurred recently on island of St. John, US Virgin Islands. Beautiful lonely bird of unusual bright flamboyant-shrimp color was seen on a few beaches of the north shore of St. John. I had chance to photograph it at Trunk Bay on August 22, 2016.
The bird had an identifying black band on one leg, so it could be a visitor from Necker Island and a member of Richard Branson’s flock of flamingos.
We spent a few hours sailing on Isola Bella on Sunday and I could not stop taking pictures, the color of the sky was of unusual vanilla cream color…. The clouds had silver lining and whole sky looked incredibly magical.