Videos tagged with "wildlife"
Globe Trekker - Puerto Rico with Zay Harding [48:19]
Located at the heart of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is around 100 miles long by 30 miles wide, with a population of some 4 million. Part of the US Commonwealth, it's known as the "island of enchantment", boasting sun-kissed beaches, dramatic mountains, a rich colonial history, and great music. Starting his journey in Puerto Rico's vibrant capital, San Juan, host Zay Harding looks around the beautifully preserved old city, dating back to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. Sampling the local cuisine and the fabulous national drink, the piña colada, he salsas the night away before getting to meet the man who rolled the world's longest cigar. From San Juan, Zay heads east to El Yunque National Forest, one of the best preserved rainforests in the Caribbean. Home to over 240 species of trees, and a lot of rare wildlife, it's the last refuge of the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot. Checking out the breeding project that aims to save these beautiful birds, Zay is reassured that the future of the species is in good hands. From El Yunque, Zay leaves the main island of Puerto Rico to catch a ferry to the small island of Vieques, which is blessed with a spectacular coastline. During WWII, the US military used the island as a weapons test site, and Zay discovers how the island's glorious beaches are now being decontaminated and opened to public access for the first time since the war. After enjoying a fabulous horse-ride along the coast of Vieques, Zay takes the ferry back to the ...
Sea Turtle at Bahia La Chiva [01:05]
I was snorkeling at Bahia La Chiva (aka Blue Beach) in Vieques, Puerto Rico. I was over towards the left side of the bay, looking at some coral, sea urchins and fish. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw this amazing creature gliding along. I was awestruck, and then remembered to try and capture some video. Sorry for the poor camera control. Underwater filming is tough with a point-and-shoot!
Tags: sea turtle, wildlife, underwater, snorkeling, Caribbean, USA, Puerto Rico, Vieques, Bahia La Chiva, Blue Beach Water
Rob's Highlights from 2011 [06:19]
A six-minute slideshow of highlights from my adventures in 2011, including wildlife and wildflowers, farmer's markets and festivals, mountaineering and snorkeling, and even ten days in Puerto Rico.
Tags: hiking, wildflower, wildlife, rappelling, puerto rico, birds, 11, robpen
Blue Beach, Vieques, Puerto Rico [00:38]
Blue Beach (aka Playa La Chiva) on the Caribbean island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Located on the eastern side of the National Wildlife Refuge.
Tags: Vieques, Puerto, Rico, PR, Caribbean, Wildlife, Refuge, Beach, Blue, Playa, sea, +Blue, La, Chiva, markfrancojr