Blackbird Caye and the Turneffe Atoll are a birder's dream destination. From sunrise to sundown you can watch magnificent frigate birds soar on updrafts, pelicans plunge into the sea, red-footed boobies chase flying fish, and hawks lord over their island domain. Or you can do like I do, and chill out with the cheeky gulls down on the dock – there's something curious about these little fellas that just makes me smile.
Pack a big lens into your camera kit, and prepare to practice those birding skills.
Nikon 1AW1 | 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens | Aperture f/11 | ISO-160 | Shutter 1/60 sec.