When it comes to photography, plants are often my favorite subjects to capture. In the countryside and nature of Western Cuba, there were plenty of opportunities for me to indulge in this passion:
It was incredibly hot and humid, but with this kind of scenery, we barely noticed.
A mango tree. I love the way they grow.
I have never before seen palm trees growing on a mountain. It’s a very cool sight.
Looking up at a Royal Palm, the national tree of Cuba.
Technically, it was called an orchid garden (rather than a botanical garden as I called it in my previous post) so the focus was on the many wonderful varieties of orchids.
A bug eating plant. Note the fly on the left side of the plant. We waited patiently for the plant to eat it, but it refused to give us a show.
The view at the beginning of our hike in the Viñales Valley.
A hefty looking tree that is a type baobab.
Dried tobacco leaves in the warehouse where we had our cigar rolling demonstration.
The postcard image of the Viñales Valley and its mogotes.