Just another day ………

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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  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 4 years ago

    Excellent work, an instant fave!

  • Thank you Denis, was an amazing night :-)

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  • Martice
    Marticeover 4 years ago


  • Many thanks for the “wow” and the fav :-))

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  • Travis Easton
    Travis Eastonover 4 years ago

    Woah that is nice, paradise indeed

  • Sure was Trav, you’d have loved it :-)) Thanks

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  • Shadowdreamer
    Shadowdreamerover 4 years ago

    Yes, now that is definitely paradise, beautiful shot, in my favorites

  • Why thank you so much !

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  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammerover 4 years ago

    Great reflections and a very nice sky!

  • Thank you Peter, was a glorious night :-)

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  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 4 years ago

    Stunning ….. Such beautiful color !!

  • Glad you like this so much Sean, thanks for the fav too :-))

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  • Digidi
    Digidiover 4 years ago

    what a beautiful image, i love the colours

  • Many thanks Di :-))

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    beautiful and an excellent image

  • Thanks so much Kathy, was a beautiful night :-)

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  • BornToRoam
    BornToRoamover 4 years ago

    It was such a beautiful night, love this !

  • It sure was, was a good decision to visit :-))

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  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 4 years ago

    outstanding photography as usual

  • Thank you so very much Chris :-))

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