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Virgin Islands National Park

Black and White pictures by QT Luong

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[1 : Overview]
[2 : Salomon Bay to Hawksnest Bay]
[3 : Trunk Bay]
[4 : Maho Bay to Leinster Bay]
[5 : Centerline Road to East End]
[6 : Saltpond Bay & Ram Head]
[7 : Lameshur]
[8 : Reef Bay]
[9 : Hassel Island]
[10 : Trails, Structures and People]
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Large Format photos of Virgin Islands National Park · Panoramic photos of Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands National Park comprises three-quarters of St John, one of the islands that make up the United States Virgin Islands in the Carribeans, a thousand miles east of Miami, close to Puerto Rico. It is a tropical laid-back paradise of pearl-white beaches surrounded by steep verdant hills dropping down into turquoise bays full of coral reefs.

Laurence Rockefeller must have had a sense of "paradise found" when he first visited St John in the 1950s, for then he bought more than half the island and eventually donated to the federal government most of the land which is protected by the National Park. The land however had a rich and less than peacefull human history of tribal wars, competition among the Danish, Dutch, English, and Spanish, and slave uprisals during a sugar plantation area of which centuries old ruin remains. The island was born of violent volcanic eruptions and uplifting which gave it a dramatic topography and a wide range of exposure and rainfall, creating large tracts of lush tropical forest laced with fragrant flowers, mangrove coasts, as well as desert-like enviroments. It it was then shaped present form by the building of coral reefs which together with the waves generated by the steady trade winds, created its perfect beaches.

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Palm trees on Salomon Beach. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Tropical beach in the evening, Salomon Bay. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Hawksnest Bay. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Trunk Bay. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Sand, urquoise waters, and Trunk Cay, Trunk Bay. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Underwater picture of sand and water. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Elkhorn coral. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Noni tree (Morinda citrifolia) and beach, Maho Bay. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Bay and beach with turquoise waters. Virgin Islands National Park (Panoramic black and white) Tropical anchorage, Francis Bay. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Tropical flowers and forest from Centerline road. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Beach and palm tree in Hurricane Hole Bay. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Agaves and cactus, and turquoise waters, Ram Head. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Shore tree, Great Lameshur Bay, and green hills. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Cactus, Great Lameshur Bay from Yawzi Point. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Cactus from Yawzi Point at sunset. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Milky Way and stars over Little Lameshur Bay. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Palm tree and beach at night, Salomon Beach. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Looking up catherineberg Sugar Mill opening at night. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Trail and overgrown rock wall. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Kapok tree. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Freshwater pool, petrogyphs, and waterfall. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Taino petroglyph carvings reflected in pond. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Steam engine, Reef Bay sugar factory. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Rails and chain leading to Creque Marine Railway power house, Hassel Island. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Shipleys Battery and island highest point, Hassel Island. Virgin Islands National Park ( black and white) Coral Bay and harbor seen from above. Virgin Islands National Park (Panoramic black and white)
There are 27 black and white pictures on this page out of 184 black and white pictures of Virgin Islands.