Puerto Rico – Yunque Rain Forest

Being a photographer while hanging out with a group of people who are on vacation can be a tenuous mix. On our second day in Puerto Rico we were to visit the Yunque Rain Forest. As the eight of us piled into two rental cars and headed off towards the mountains one person said, “Not bad, we’re on our way just before 10am.”

Images floated through my mind of numerous previous trips where I’d awakened while it was still dark and made my way to locations in order to catch first light. By 10am I’d have made 300 images and be on my way to a late brunch. But alas, I told myself to just relax and enjoy being there and make whatever images I could along the way.

So these are the images from Day 2 in Puerto Rico, the Yunque Rain Forest, and stops for some dinner along the coast on that evening, and the evening before.

The Yunque Rain Forest

The Yunque Rain Forest from the Yokahu observation tower

The African Tulip Tree is ubiquitous in Puerto Rico and produces this flower

My friends hanging out in a secluded waterfall in Yunque Rain Forest

My friends hanging out in a secluded waterfall in Yunque Rain Forest

Snails, Yunque Rain Forest

Snails, Yunque Rain Forest

A woman encourages her friend to take a plunge at the La Mina Falls in the Yunque Rain Forest

A woman encourages her friend to take a plunge at the La Mina Falls in the Yunque Rain Forest

A Puerto Rican couple at La Mina Falls

 A Puerto Rican couple at La Mina Falls

A seaside cafe in Pinones, near San Juan

A seaside cafe in Pinones, near San Juan

A family enjoys the seaside near San Juan

A family enjoys the seaside near San Juan

Children rinse off their sandals as they prepare to head home after an evening at the beach

Children rinse off their sandals as they prepare to head home after an evening at the beach

A couple heads home from working at a food vendor strip mall near Luquillo, Puerto Rico

A couple heads home from working at a food vendor strip mall near Luquillo, Puerto Rico

A food vendor in Luquillo

A food vendor in Luquillo

Remnants of the previous night at a food vendor stall near Luquillo

Remnants of the previous night at a food vendor stall near Luquillo

A Puerto Rican couple pauses for a portrait as they relax along the beach near Luquillo

A Puerto Rican couple pauses for a portrait as they relax along the beach near Luquillo

And that will wrap it up for day 2.

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15 thoughts on “Puerto Rico – Yunque Rain Forest

  1. Very interesting to see the snails. I was surprised by the variety of them found in my own garden and have a small collection of shells. None are the same as these.

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