Our Grand Cayman photos page of images to seduce you into choosing the island for your next vacation, or at least a stop-off from your cruise.
The theme for this set of Grand Cayman pictures is -- there isn't one. It's a collection of odd photos I haven't used on other pages.
This is a quiet beach in the Barker's National park, where you'll often have the beach to yourself.
Barker's Park is north of Seven Mile Beach on the west coast of the island. It covers the tip of the spur of land between the Caribbean and North Sound.
The plaque commemorates an event in 1774 when HMS Convert and nine merchant ships ran onto the reef encircling Grand Cayman one dark, stormy night. The plaque was placed 200 years later as you see.
The plaque stands in Ten Sail Park and you can learn more about it on our Cayman Tour page.
The next picture more properly belongs with our Turtle Farm page.
Beside the Turtle Farm is a rocky channel where the turtles are released when they're fully grown.
It's a popular spot with crabs who climb the sheer surfaces with incredible ease.
This silver palm looks just like a parent and child posing for a portrait.
Silver palms, as their name suggests, shine silvery in the bright Cayman sun throughout the island. They're one of the most common trees you'll see and their waving fronds reflecting the light draw the eye whenever there's a breeze.
The boat providing snorkel tours from Rum Point.
These seaweed skeletons look like lace fans from a bygone age.
Grand Cayman's clear sunny skies and sparkling water are a photographer's dream. Every picture comes out. The difficulty is generally how to reduce the glare. A lens hood and/or a polarizing lens are a good investment before you go.
On a point-and-shoot camera, use the beach setting -- if there is one. Most cameras today, even the simplest point-and-shoot ones, have some kind of brightness controls so take your camera manual with you on the trip.
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