Adam Elliott, a professional photographer and friend, took most of the photos we use on our website. He photographed Isla Palenque using HDR technology to produce some truly stunning shots that evoke the impact of the island’s beauty when you’re actually there. His photos were featured by National Geographic as Pick of the Day in the “World in Focus” photography contest. Check out Adam’s photo blog which depicts his visit to Isla Palenque. As with most of his travel-related posts, it provides a unique and interesting look into the area he’s traveling. If you like Adam’s “Isla Palenque” post, you may want to check out another of Adam’s photo blogs about his jungle experience, entitled “Heart of Darkness.”
He wrote these roughly six months after his visit. Great for larger perspective, not so great for details. There are a few inaccuracies (for example, our caretaker’s name is spelled “Menique,” he hasn’t been on the island nearly as long as Adam thought, and his previous employer was Catalina). However, he remembers my conversation with our civil engineers exactly; alas, value engineering has removed all of the gold planned for the construction of the marina. We are instead spending a small fraction of this amount to train the monkeys.