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St Helena Naturally, in Photographs

A heavy, early morning cloud settles in James Valley between Putty Hill and High Knoll, with the trace of a rainbow beginning to appear.
St Helena Island – Naturally.

BEAUTY WE TAKE FOR GRANTED | Darrin Henry

It’s been a little while since we indulged in a picture post, just photos for pleasure, so to speak. As it’s Good Friday today, a day of peace and reflection, we’ve compiled a ‘natural St Helena’ collection for Easter.

The topography of St Helena does a great job of making the island feel twice the size that it really is, and when it comes to great views this tiny place delivers far more than one might expect. Visitors constantly remark on the scenic contrasts that unfold around them as they venture inland from Jamestown to explore for the first time.

I guess living here we’re all a little guilty of taking the natural beauty of St Helena’s terrain for granted.

But not today! Here we go, ten shots of appreciation for St Helena – naturally.

Atlantic rollers crashing into the sea front in James Bay. Rough seas are common around the island between January to March.
St Helena Island – Naturally.

The end of another day on St Helena, the final rays of sunshine catching the clouds even as the Central Peaks are already falling into darkness.
St Helena Island – Naturally.

Early morning fog drifting up from Sandy Bay over the flax covered slopes and into Broadbottom and Blue Hill.
St Helena Island – Naturally.

The colourful earth marls, shaped by years of erosion, near Bottomwoods glowing in the late afternoon sunshine.
St Helena Island – Naturally.

James Bay full of white surf during the rough sea season in 2017.
St Helena Island – Naturally.

The phonolitic column of Lot in Sandy Bay.
St Helena Island – Naturally.

Endemic scrubwood, growing at Horse Point. The scrubwood is well adapted to very barren, exposed conditions and flowers throughout the year.
St Helena Island – Naturally.

A red-billed tropic bird, known locally as ‘trophy,’ soaring around the coastal cliffs of Mundens.
St Helena Island – Naturally.

Dawn clouds clinging to the conical peak of Flagstaff at the end of Deadwood Plain.
St Helena Island – Naturally.

COMMENTS

  • susan homolka

    May 10, 2017

    Beautiful. Thanks Darrin and Sharon!

  • Nicole Plato

    April 18, 2017

    Beautiful Pics!!! Our island is naturally beautiful and we need to appreciate it more! Keep up the good photography Darrin and Sharon! 🙂

    • April 21, 2017

      Hey Nicole, brilliant to see your comment! 100% agree, the island is very beautiful. We will keep shooting the scenes. Cheers 🙂

  • Andrea

    April 18, 2017

    Great photos guys. Love the one of the white surf on the waterfront. 🙂

    • April 21, 2017

      That’s maybe our favourite too, love it. Got lucky with that one 🙂 Thanks Andrea.

  • Arthur Bradshaw

    April 17, 2017

    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING !!!! THANKS

  • Willy Robinson

    April 14, 2017

    Excellent scenes.

  • Paul Blake

    April 14, 2017

    They just get better & better Darrin & Sharon

    • April 14, 2017

      Thanks Paul, we also get a fresh appreciation for the pictures when they’re assembled like this. Cheers 🙂

  • Patrick G Henry

    April 14, 2017

    Fantastic pictures Darrin and Sharon, what would anyone give to come and see for themselves. Excellent.

    • April 14, 2017

      As long as the sea isn’t rough like that when they arrive, eh 🙂 Thanks for the comment Borbs.

  • Billy and Dianne Leisegang

    April 14, 2017

    Beautiful pics. Really representative of the Island and its wonders

    • April 14, 2017

      Cheers Billy and Di. We really have to try remind ourselves to see the place through fresh eyes or we end up taking it for granted. A few times we’ve done small tours with visitors and their reactions are always a good reminder of how wonderful the views are. Thanks for the comment 🙂

  • Lawson Henry

    April 14, 2017

    Great pictures Darrin and Sharon

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