Pictures from Ian and Kat's Digital Camera: Dominican Republic: 15–22 Feb, 2017
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We spent a week in SamanĂ¡, Dominican Republic. We were mostly on the north shore of SamanĂ¡, but we took a couple of outings.


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We went whale watching. It was mating season for the humpback whales. These whales feed in the north Atlantic, and breed down here in the Caribbean. It was breeding season, so there were lots of humpbacks. This is Grommet, who breached three times in front of us.

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Another day, we went to Los Haitises National Park on SamanĂ¡ Bay. The rest of the pictures on this page are from there.

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Frigate birds

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The "Shark Mouth" cave

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The Island of Birds

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Pelican

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We explored some caves

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The caves had cave paintings. These ones are "only" about 500 years old. You can tell, because these newer ones feature crosses, and so post-date Columbus.

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Mangrove

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Royal terns

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There are also petroglyphs (rock carvings). Kat (right) stands next to one.

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Another petroglyph

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More cave paintings. These are more like 1500 years old!

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Cave paintings of sharks

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Cave painting of a turtle

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Cave painting of other animals, including heron and other birds

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Cave painting of a bird eating a bug

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Cave painting of a "medicine man"

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Note the medicine man has six fingers.

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