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Rudy Dale | all galleries >> The Art of U.S. National Parks Signs > Virgin Islands
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Virgin Islands
09-MAY-2008

Virgin Islands

St. John's, U.S. Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands National Park ~ http://www.nps.gov/viis

Virgin Islands National Park, renowned throughout the world for its breathtaking beauty, covers approximately 3/5 of St. John, and nearly all of Hassel Island in the Charlotte Amalie harbor on St. Thomas. Within its borders lie protected bays of crystal blue-green waters teeming with coral reef life, white sandy beaches shaded by seagrape trees, coconut palms, and tropical forests providing habitat for over 800 species of plants. To these amazing natural resources, add relics from the Pre-Colombian Amerindian Civilization, remains of the Danish Colonial Sugar Plantations, and reminders of African Slavery and the Subsistence Culture that followed during the 100 years after Emancipation - all part of the rich cultural history of the Park and its island home.

Olympus E-500
1/500s f/4.5 at 29.0mm iso100 full exif

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