These photos were taken in the Dominican Republic, Oct. 25 through Nov. 2, 2008.
The beach at Cabarete near sunset.
Ever see a banana plant? This is what they look like:
Chocolate comes from these pods on the cacao plant. The pods are about the size of a grapefruit.
A weird iguana-like lizard, all puffed up.
A common means of transportation in the country.
A mangrove forest at the mouth of Rio San Juan.
Egrets in the mangrove forest. There were hundreds of them.
The low-rent district, east of Rio San Juan.
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