Postcard of The Week: Snorkeling At The Indians

The best snorkeling spot in the British Virgin Islands – off of Tortola – is called The Indians.

On board a catamaran for a day trip to Norman Island, I captured fellow snorkelers from a distance before jumping in there myself. Swimming around and below these rock formations was amazing.

Note: My “Postcards of The Week” are also a part of my Travel Photography class’s weekly “Photo Lab” submission. Every Tuesday, students have the opportunity to submit one photograph to be critiqued by top professional published photographers, such as Gail Mooney-Kelly who has been shooting for National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, Time/Life and the Smithsonian, among others.

Having said that, whether you’re a pro or not, feel free to also jump in and comment on what you like about this image – or any other feeling it may be bringing out in you! 🙂

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Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning, Ethiopian-American travel writer, photographer and author of several Caribbean guidebooks for Moon Travel Guides, including Moon Belize, Moon Belize Cayes, and Moon Dominican Republic (October 2016). Her work focuses on Caribbean culture and adventure, and has been published in AFAR, CNN Travel, BBC, Delta Sky, The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and Every Day With Rachael Ray, among many others. Lily is also the 2016 recipient of the Marcia Vickery Wallace Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism for her Caribbean coverage, from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Lily calls herself a “culture-holic”–she speaks four languages fluently and has lived in Cote d’Ivoire, England, Jamaica, Belize, the Dominican Republic and traveled to some 30+ countries around the world. Last but not least, she is a former corporate attorney who ditched her Washington DC office for the road in 2009 to pursue her dream of becoming a storyteller. Lily holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish (summa cum laude) from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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  1. lorraine 26 May, 2010 at 6:43 AM #

    aaah, wish I was swimming in those blue waters right now! Very nice “indians” ;))

  2. Jeff Bartlett 1 June, 2010 at 7:10 PM #

    Amazing place. It’s been a while since I made it there!
    Gorgeous colors, as always, too.

    How is your course work coming? We’ve all seemed to slow down lately!

  3. lilyg 1 June, 2010 at 8:34 PM #

    Thanks Lorraine, and Jeff!

    Jeff – I know what you mean! – I’ve had a lot on my plate these last two weeks (including looking for a place/moving) and lost momentum. Hoping to get back on track sometime this week!

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