Belize: A Photographic Oasis

Belize serves up a delightful cocktail of white sandy beaches, turquoise Caribbean waters, steamy green jungles, and blue mountain views

Bamboo Grove, Monkey River Jungle

Ian Plant aimed his tripod-mounted Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a 14–24mm f/2.8G AF-S Nikkor ED (mounted using an adapter) up into the jungle canopy. Exposure was 1/5 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100.

Iguana, Monkey River

Ian Plant used his 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L Canon EF IS telezoom on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II to capture this reptilian sunbather; 1/400 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400.

Howler Monkeys, Monkey River

A Canon Speedlite 580EX II set to –1 EV balanced the exposure of the shadowed monkeys with the sky above. Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L Canon EF IS; 1/125 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400.

Middle Silk Caye, Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve

Ian Plant waded to get this view. Tripod-mounted Canon EOS 5D Mark II with adapted 14–24mm f/2.8G AF-S Nikkor lens and polarizer; 0.3 sec at f/11, ISO 50.

Big Rock Falls, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest

Ian Plant hiked into the reserve after an hour’s drive on a bumpy dirt road. For the blur in the water, he set an exposure of 1/8 sec at f/11, ISO 50, on his 5D Mark II, used with a 24–105mm f/4L Canon EF lens and polarizer.