Photographer's Note

The past weekend, I went to La Tortuga, a group of 4 islets forming part of the Dependencias Federales. La Tortuga is a national park formed by Puntarenas, Cayo Herradura, Tortuguillo Norte and Tortuguillo Sur. The sands are powdery and white and the water ranges from no color at all to dark blue, passing thru turquoise and green.

The only drawback: there are no shadows to take a break from the sun; the highest vegetation are some bushes. And you have to bring all your food and water, because the island is not inhabited.

To get there, we took a bus from Caracas to Carenero and spent the night there. We left at 5 am to the marina and sailed for almost 5 hours to reach the first beach.

This is a shot I took from the boat, showing a part of Cayo Herradura (Key Horseshoe) at some place where you can see the north (form turquoise to deep blue) and the south shore (turquoise) at the same time. There were several people camping here.

Just sharpened the picture and increased contrast a bit. I did not saturate the picture. The colors are as seen on the picture.

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