Dominican Republic: Photographs

I love photographing landscapes and waterscapes. The photos posted here are from my travels through the Dominican Republic earlier this spring (2011). Perhaps through them I can raise people's interest in the little Caribbean Island which I found simply spectacular.

My favorite photograph here is the one with the boat hanging-out by itself, rocking against the waves (the seventh photo in the bunch). Actually, that has been the background picture for my desktop for quite a while now. I really love sitting on the beach to watch the sun rise. That night I had slept on the beach altogether - I didn't bother to go back to the hotel. I have done that many times, in Cuba also ...

The other photographs of various birds and monkeys were taken on an excursion tour. The monkeys were really fun. They were the size of one's palm and would jump from one person to another ... we (the tourists) were used as trees - I didn't mind, having monkeys fly on and off my shoulders. It was a little difficult to photograph them since they were so jumpy but we were given food to feed them and they did calm down a little.

I cannot stress enough what an amazing experience I had while traveling through the Dominican Republic. The fact that I went twice, in February and March, should say it all. I just couldn't get enough so to speak: white beaches, the sand burning my feet ... it was all pretty awesome! If you can go - go without hesitation!

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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

I have never even considered going to the Dominican Republic but after reading this I would definitely consider going now. I read a brilliant book a couple of months ago by Isabel Allende set in 5that region and I am surprised you did not pick up on dark spirit of the place because of the atrocities committed there against the slaves who worked the sugar plantations. I highly recommend you read the book. I actually listened to the audio book. The photos as always are stunning and like you I love watching the sun come up in the morning and especially if sitting on a warm beach. Thank you.

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you for dropping by and leaving me a comment Mr. Spirit Whisperer.

Much would have to be said on the issue of spirits and such, regarding the Caribbean islands. In the Dominican as in Cuba, the spirits seemed very strong,; nothing that I have experienced before. These are tales for another time though. Cheers!

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Gorgeous pictures Mr. Happy, I would love to visit the Dominican.

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you so much for the kind words Mrs. Susan. I appreciate it. Cheers!

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diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico

Visited by Bob who wishes he was there! Lovely pics of the baby hubbers!

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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I love the ocean, too. The pictures are nice, but I bet they do not convey your impressions - pictures are only reminders of your memories (a little bit on the awkward side).

I wish I could go. If I could, I would.

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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Great photography! Enjoyed the article. Flag up!

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Fantastic Images Mr.Happy.;)

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Beautiful pictures and thanks for sharing.

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

I just want to thank everyone for stopping-by to take a look at the photographs I posted here. Thank you for the comments left too.

"If you're happy - I'm happy", that's how it works for me most of the time. Cheers!

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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

WOW! What amazingly gorgeous pictures...and what a beautiful place. I would've had no idea how majestic the Dominican Republic is. Love the beach picture and the pics of the monkey. Voted up and beautiful!

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Neerizzle 5 years ago from Canada

Wow these pictures are amazing! I love the one with the clouds and the waves. I've always wanted to visit somewhere like Dominican.

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

I'm very happy that you enjoyed my photos Mr. Neerizzle and that you took the time to leave me a comment. Many thanks and please do go to the Dominican if you get a chance, you will certainly love it!


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