Wednesday, May 23, 2012

SWF>>Curacao

I am linking my skies up with Skywatch Friday.

These are more Curacao skies. On this day we watched the Frigatebirds at the Sea Aquarium in Curacao. I also posted about the Magnificent Frigatebrds on my post below.  It was another beautiful sky and a gorgeous day on the island.  We enjoyed watching the birds and watched some tourists who paid for a dolphin encounter.

Above, one of the aquarium trainers was feeding the sharks when the frigatebirds flew over his head looking for hand outs. The water is so clear even from a distance you can see the sharks swimming near the trainer.

 The visitors were taught how to train the dolphins with hand signals. It was neat just to watch, the dolphins seemed very eager to show off too. I will do another critter post on more of the dolphins.


This was a cool aquarium to visit, with it being right next to the ocean.

The Pelicans were also hanging around the aquarium, they must all know where to get the free and easy food. At the aquarium, I also saw Terns, more of the Bananaquits and a Green Heron.

The frigatebirds were coming close the trainers hand for the fish.

The blue sky along with the pretty water color makes for a gorgeous scene.

 back at our hotel we took a walk along the beach toward the Hilton which was just about next door to our place. This is actually looking back at our resort and hotel.


Back at our resort, we watched the sunset. This was probably the cloudiest day we saw while on our vacation.

A combination of the skies reflection and the resort had these lights that changed colors and reflection pink light on the sand.


I hope you enjoyed my skies and to see more gorgeous skies from around the world
Please visit Skywatch Friday.  Thanks to Sylvia and Sandy. Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

41 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

those are really great. the frigatebirds have unique shapes in flight. and the sunset and 'pink' beach are too cool!

Gary said...

Beautiful sequence!! Looking forward to the dolphins. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

A great serie this!
Lovely photos!
Have a great evening!

eileeninmd said...

I wish everyone a safe a HAPPY Memorial Day weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous skies and I love the birds in flight! Such wonderful colors and a delightful variety of captures! What a great vacation you've had! Thanks for sharing it with us, Eileen! Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!!

Salitype said...

What a lovely lovely place ! We are not going anywhere for the holiday so I will just keep these pictures in my mind - I already feel so relaxed !

Have a great long holiday weekend as well !

aligaga

Debbie said...

gorgeous blues and hues!!

i especially enjoyed the pink sand!!

Diane Writes said...

What a lovely place Elaine! I enjoyed each picture of the serene blue waters and the perfect clouds.

Diane Writes said...

What a lovely place Elaine! I enjoyed each picture of the serene blue waters and the perfect clouds.

LifeRamblings said...

beautiful skies. so peaceful and serene. glad you had an enjoyable moment at the island.

Linda said...

Your trip must have been fantastic! A true photographer's paradise - the shots have been magnificent!

Jim said...

Beautiful post.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a gorgeous place, Eileen. Love that BLUE water.. Wow!!!! And that aquarium is awesome... Wow!!! Thanks for sharing such beauty.
Hugs,
Betsy

missing moments said...

So beautiful ... love the skies' colors

sceneoftranquility said...

Beautiful aquarium by the sea.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place, very scenic.

magiceye said...

wow gorgeous captures of birds and sky!!

NatureStop said...

Beautiful!Have a great weekend!

Shantana.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots! Love that pink sand.

Joe Todd said...

Love the pink reflection.. Looks like a great place to visit

EG CameraGirl said...

Magical, that's for sure! Love the sunset and the pink sand. :)

Lina Gustina said...

Lovely sky shots, Eileen. The birds and pink light are awesome!

Thanks for dropping by :)

NW Nature Nut said...

What a beautiful sunset!

Gattina said...

Must have been a wonderful event to watch ! the skies are beautiful !

betchai said...

beautiful images, the sunset is almost unbelievable, really awesome the red hues reflected on the sand, and the bird shots beautiful too.

Bob Bushell said...

The skies are so precious, and two zones for the sand. Brilliant photos.

Kathie Brown said...

Eileen, just gorgeous! So much blue! I would love to see a frigatebird!

Linda G. said...

Such beautiful skies! The pink light on the sand is pretty cool.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Such a beautiful island, and your photos are great!

Joyful said...

What glorious photos. It looks like a wonderful place to visit.

Stewart M said...

With sharks in the water and frigate birds above it would be hard to know where to look!

Nice pictures.

Stewart M

NatureFootstep said...

lovely post as all your journey posts. Cool to have the frigate birds eat from a humans hand. Or close at least. I would have loved to see that. :)

Ann said...

I like the two tone color of the water. The deep sea with deep color.

Diane AZ said...

I enjoyed visiting Curacao through your beautiful pictures. All the different blues in the sky and water are so gorgeous and the pink sand was a surprise!

Nature in the Burbs said...

What a beautiful place to visit. Lovely photo series.

Jo said...

Beautiful post and images, Eileen. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Greetings, Jo

chubskulit said...

These are gorgeous Eileen. Have a great memorial weekend!

eden said...

Oh my.. what a beautiful place! Great shots.

Hanne Bente said...

Very nice series of "heavenly" pictures you show.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The pink beach is gorgeous! It must be amazing to swim with dolphins.

Janet said...

Totally awesome Sky Watch (and other!) photos Eileen! Glad I found your blogs and looking forward to more great shots and info!!