Roseau, Dominica: The pristine rivers of the Commonwealth of Dominica are worth an exploration every day of the year. The Nature Island of the Caribbean is lush with verdant forests, protected marine reserves, dozens of plunging waterfalls, and flowing rivers hidden in the mountains.
Many rivers can be hiked to majestic waterfalls like the White River to Victoria Falls on the East coast of Dominica. Other calmer rivers, like Concord river, are perfect for river tubing and escaping the hot sun with friends and family.
Slip down beneath the surface and uncover a whole new side of paradise. The repost is from Paul Nicklen.
Paul Nicklen outlined his experiences while travelling in Dominica and stated that he slipped down beneath the surface of the Caribbean Sea in Dominica to film a pod of sperm whales sleeping vertically in the water column. These massive cetaceans will regularly dive up to a mile to feast on squid– deeper than a submarine could ever hope to reach.
Through the use of echolocation, they create intricate maps of their vast underwater territories and spend over 80% of their lives far beyond the sun’s rays. Many are solitary foragers, but some families are known to coordinate hunts through the use of their own special dialects, not unlike human language.
It seems the more we uncover about our ocean’s fauna, the less certain we become about the boundaries that separate people from wildlife. The only thing we can be certain of is animals like sperm whales have traversed the deep sea longer than humans have been on the earth, and they are more than deserving of our respect.
Shot on assignment for @SeaLegacy with special in-water interaction permits from the Government of Dominica.
After three nights of pulsating rhythms, blend into The Nature Island and Revive In Our Nature with visits to plunging waterfalls, soaking in the warm sulphur springs and so much more.