Hi welcome to Puerto Rico Nature Photography – About – WildAtPalmas; Nature Photography at Puerto Rico. It’s all about nature photography specifically my adventures at the island. Puerto Rico has been blessed with an amazing variety of wild life. I am always on the lookout for that one shot that will capture the beautiful natural resources that are all around us. I invite you to come along on this adventure and see through photography Puerto Rico’s enchanting nature images as I see them through my Canon SX50 HD. And yes! Follow me on instagram #wildatpalmas so you don’t miss out on the most recent images. Please don’t forget to leave a comment… I love to read them!
Puerto Rico comprises an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands, the largest of which are Vieques, Culebra, and Mona. The main island of Puerto Rico is the smallest by land area of the Greater Antilles. Due to its location, Puerto Rico enjoys a tropical climate and is subject to the Atlantic hurricane season.
Puerto Rico is mostly mountainous with large coastal areas in the north and south. The main mountain range is called “La Cordillera Central” (The Central Range). The highest elevation in Puerto Rico, Cerro de Punta 1,339 meters (4,393 ft), is located in this range. Another important peak is El Yunque, one of the highest in the Sierra de Luquillo at the El Yunque National Forest, with an elevation of 1,065 m (3,494 ft).
Puerto Rico has 17 lakes, all man-made, and more than 50 rivers, most originating in the Cordillera Central. Rivers in the northern region of the island are typically longer and of higher water flow rates than those of the south, since the south receives less rain than the central and northern regions.
Puerto Rico is composed of Cretaceous to Eocene volcanic and plutonic rocks, overlain by younger Oligocene and more recent carbonates and other sedimentary rocks. Most of the caverns and karst topography on the island occurs in the northern region in the carbonates. The oldest rocks are approximately 190 million years old (Jurassic) and are located at Sierra Bermeja in the southwest part of the island. They may represent part of the oceanic crust and are believed to come from the Pacific Ocean realm.
Puerto Rico lies at the boundary between the Caribbean and North American plates and is being deformed by the tectonic stresses caused by their interaction. These stresses may cause earthquakes and tsunamis. These seismic events, along with landslides, represent some of the most dangerous geologic hazards in the island and in the northeastern Caribbean.
The Spaniards must have thought they discovered heaven when they reached our beautiful tropical island. White sandy coastlines and lush palm laced tropical forests. There is no denying Puerto Rico is the enchanted island of the Caribbean.
Humacao is a municipality in Puerto Rico located in the eastern coast of the island, north of Yabucoa; south of Naguabo; east of Las Piedras; and west of Vieques Passage. Humacao is spread over 10 wards and Humacao Pueblo (The downtown area and the administrative center of the city). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area. Humacao was founded on April, 1722 and became autonomous (town) in 1793. Humacao derives its name from a local Indian Chief Jumacao, a monument of whom welcomes visitors from the east.
Palmas del Mar is a beach resort located in the municipality of Humacao, Puerto Rico, on the southeast corner of the island and is where I live. Set in approximately 2,750 acres (11.1 km2) of land, the resort includes over 25 different neighborhoods (many of which consist of villas); a bank; retail shops; The Palmas Academy, a private school; an equestrian center; two golf courses; 20 tennis courts; 16 restaurants; a casino; a country club with spa; a beach club; a full-service marina; and security and strict-access control 24 hours a day.
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