Caribbean seascape

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    Hurricanes have played key—and devastating—roles in Belizean history.

    In 1931 an unnamed hurricane destroyed over two-thirds of the buildings in Belize City and killed more than 1,000 people.

    In 1955 Hurricane Janet leveled the northern town of Corozal.

    Only six years later, Hurricane Hattie struck the central coastal area of the country, with winds in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph) and 4 m (13.1 ft) storm tides. The devastation of Belize City for the second time in thirty years prompted the relocation of the capital some 80 kilometres (50 mi) inland to the planned city of Belmopan.

    Hurricane Greta caused more than US$25 million in damages along the southern coast in 1978.

    On October 9, 2001, Hurricane Iris made landfall at Monkey River Town as a 145 mph (233 km/h) Category Four storm. The storm demolished most of the homes in the village, and destroyed the banana crop.

    Caribbean Sea, Belize.

    Image edited with Picnik. Effects: Exposure, Temperature, Orton-ish.

    Obtuse Photo, IntrAxto, KendalTewie, and 58 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. 16:9clue 98 months ago | reply

      Thanks to all.

    2. JPI63 98 months ago | reply

      Simplistic blues, composition is superb, especially with the swirl of the clouds.

    3. J.L.N Photography 98 months ago | reply

      nice and peaceful shot
      I like the framing and the color
      well done

    4. Janey Kay 98 months ago | reply

      Very nice ... lovely composition and your editing works well I think ... makes it very peaceful.

      Seen in the group"Sky As A Canvas ~ Birds in the Sky" (?)

    5. kcezary 98 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot! Great composition! Very scenic capture! Love the blue tones :)

    6. paul cahill 98 months ago | reply

      Stunning shot,full of drama and menace,and beauty at the same time.

    7. stephane (montreal) 98 months ago | reply

      incredible shot!! the clouds are amazing! good eye!

    8. mattlindén 98 months ago | reply

      this is incredible! so simplistic, just great. lovely composition. made me think of a warmer version of my one: Cycling On The Sea - Suomenlahti (Gulf Of Finland)

    9. shiny fuel [deleted] 97 months ago | reply

      this image grabs attention instantly. very well done.

    10. Odhphoto 96 months ago | reply

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    11. Pat Kelleher 96 months ago | reply

      awesome image really terrific

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    13. martingarri 94 months ago | reply

      Great! Lovely! Impressive! Stunning! Congratulations!

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    16. JimfromCanada 42 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous shot. Very cool point of view!

    17. curly pocket [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

      So awesome!

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