Reflections In Paradise by Varinia   - Globalphotos

Rota Island – August 2009
straight out of the camera
Life on this island is friendly and unhurried and the hospitality is as unforgettable as the magical sunsets.

Rota Island is a natural playground with around 3000 inhabitants and is known by many to be Micronesia’s best-kept secret

Rota (Chamoru: Luta) also known as the “peaceful island”, is the southernmost island of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the second southernmost of the Marianas Archipelago. It lies approximately 40 miles north-northeast of the United States territory of Guam. Songsong village is the largest and most populated followed by Sinapalo village (Sinapalu). In 1521, the first European to see Rota, was the lookout on Magellan’s ship Victoria, Lope Navarro. However, Magellan’s Armada of three ships didn’t stop until they reached Guam, so the first European to arrive in Rota (in 1524), was Spanish navigator Juan Sebastian Elcano, who annexed it together with the rest of the Marianas Archipelago on behalf of the Crown of Spain. Rota has diverse flora and fauna..

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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    a capture of remarkable beauty! what a sight to behold!

  • The sky changed constantly and was so breath-taking that I just had to stop shooting and just admire,, thanks so much, for the fave too :-)

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • Craig Harris
    Craig Harrisover 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture, really caught the moment here Varinia. Awesome work

  • Was a memorable night for sure, thanks so much Craig and for the fav :-))

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyover 5 years ago

    What a cracker of a sunset, Varinia. Those colours are spectacular. Well done.

  • Was a beautiful night for sure, thanks Elana :-))

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 5 years ago

    wonderful capture!

  • Thank you so much Jenny :-))

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 5 years ago

    Stunning Varinia! Beautifully shot. How are your friends with the hurricane? Are they ok?

  • Thanks so much Sal, got a bit hairy for them but they’re ok, thank goodness, the Typhoon’s on it’s way to Japan…appreciate you thinking of them x :-))

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • roybarry
    roybarryover 5 years ago

    Absolute perfection.

  • Thank you Mr B :-))

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • Paul Manning
    Paul Manningover 5 years ago

    Incredible! sensational image! cheers paul

  • Thank you so very much, lovely comment :-)

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 5 years ago

    Absolutely magnificent Varinia.

  • Thanks Garth, was certainly one not to miss :-))

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopenerover 5 years ago

    Won me….instant Fav Varinia:o)

  • Glad to hear !! Thank you so much :-))

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

  • GavinJHawley
    GavinJHawleyover 5 years ago

    stunning image. wonderful shot.

  • Really happy you like this Gavin, thank you :-))

    – Varinia - Globalphotos

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