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Natural Landscapes of St Helena Island – Ten Great Photos

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

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 Landscapes of 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 the natural landscapes of St Helena Island.

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

 

Natural Landscapes of St Helena Island
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.
Natural Landscapes of St Helena Island.

 

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

 

Landscapes of St Helena Island

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Update: (January 2018) a short video just published about our landscape photography on St Helena

 

 

 

18 Comments

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

    1. 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 🙂

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