Today I’m hosting Beth Williams from Besudesu Abroad Blog with a spectacular pictures of sunset in Maldives. I’m not very much romantic by nature but I wouldn’t mind having a glass of champagne tonight to such view ha ha ha But I wouldn’t mind even if it wasn’t a Cupid Day! :) Oh and have you heard about this 50 Shades of Grey? It is so yesterday, I introduce you to 50 Shades of Purple!
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Picture Story: Heron, sunset and Maldives
Traveling in the Maldives was an absolutely dream come true. After wishfully looking at photos online of this stunning country for years, I was overjoyed to make that dream a reality when we visited there last November. Throughout our one-week stay, we encountered more wildlife than we had the entire past two years living in Hong Kong.
First thing waking up each morning in our beautiful over water villa, we would rush outside on our deck. Every morning we continually would have sharks at our doorstep, and a few other occasions we had eagle rays and a whole pod of dolphins.
Our walk to breakfast wasn’t long, but the path did take us through a lush jungle of trees and exotic flowers where we would see bats and lizards everywhere– it was truly nature’s paradise.
This hardly even begins to explain the vast amount of wildlife we encountered when we were actually in the sea. The Maldives has some of the most diverse variety of marine life in the world. Plus the fact that the water is so clear, you will often have visibility up to 100 feet in front of you, allowing you to encounter plenty of colourful fish, dolphins, manta rays and mesmerizing corals. These were only part of the wonders we encountered, if we had gone diving, we could have experienced so much more.
Unfortunately we couldn’t go diving at the time, but we did make sure to go out on a boat at least once daily. Upon docking our boat one afternoon, we grabbed our belongings and prepared to run to participate in an evening stingray encounter.
We didn’t make it a few steps past the boat when two heron standing effortlessly in the water with the sun setting behind them captivated us. It was the perfect scenery. The colours in the sky radiated with pink hues, and reflected in the water as purple.
We stood there, pausing a moment to take in the scene, before quickly fumbling with our cameras in effort to capture this moment.
While I loved all of the breath-taking sunsets, sunrises and general beach landscapes of the Maldives, it was really the wildlife that complemented them, making them even more special.