Monday 13 July, 2020

Cayman-based photographer shares her favourite local wildlife shots

"The  dragonfly   looks  like he  is  asking us  to  be  patient  and  hang in  there," says photographer, Helen Jones

"The dragonfly looks like he is asking us to be patient and hang in there," says photographer, Helen Jones

It would come as no surprise that Loop Cayman is a huge fan of local photographer, Helen Jones. We have collaborated with her on the "Faces of Cayman" project and share her work every chance we get. One thing is for sure, this talented lady has a special eye for nature and what better time than under lockdown to capture the beauty of Cayman's natural life?

"Catching wildlife is a catch! It's not easy," she says. "They all have their own little personalities. It is tough to have patience as it's on their terms and not mine. I don't get to decide when I take the picture; they decide if they trust me enough to stand there for me to let me take the shot, so patience is a must."

"Cayman is special. When I moved here from Canada, I was in heaven. I found so many different kinds of species of animals that I could photograph. I had never thought in my wildest dreams that I could ever capture a parrot in flight or a turtle."

Here are Helen Jones' favourite nature photos, with her own commentary:

"I'm so hungry i will wait here as long as it takes for a fish!"

"This little guy wanted me out of the way. I think they had a little family in a nest going on."

"We all need to go back home where we belong sometimes."

"i love this one. We should always feel and be this free."

"I'm so pretty."

"A butterfly is hope; hope of better things to come."

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