Panama: Photographing in Paradise!January 5, 2012
I have asked our beautiful and talented photographer, Jessica Haydahl, to be our “Guest Blogger” while she is with us. As Jess will be spending every day out on the water for the month of January with our anglers capturing every hair-raising moment, I thought she would be able to provide a fun perspective to accompany her incredible photographs.
Here she is!
Hi I’m Jess – your on ship photographer for the next month. I will be posting some of my pictures and experiences over the next little while for everyone to see and read. Hope you enjoy the shots!
Here is a video that I have made of this weeks TUNA FRENZY!
The last two days here on the Pacific Provider have been amazing. I decided to take a small break from Deep Sea Fishing and do a little exploring!
We had some fly fishing happening on the water yesterday. I managed to grab my underwater housing for my camera and snap a couple of pics of our two of our guests …. and ….. fly-fishing out of one of our sport boats!
Captain LR looks for bait while anglers Russ and Jim cast off of the side of the boat.
Some more big tuna made there way to the boat. [both of these caught by Mike Iverson in one short afternoon. Weighing in at 240 and 300 lbs, these are both record breakers for us here!! woooohoooooo!]
After touring some of the islands by water, I decided to check out the West Coast Fishing Club’s building site. We where dropped off on the island by a panga and set out on foot through a carved out path in the jungle only to have the jungle part and the views of one of the most amazing beaches could be seen!
Today I headed back out onto the water for some deep dea fishing where I saw a sailfish for the first time. Angler Jessie (not to be confused with me), reeled this wonderful fish to the boat. The pictures can not do this fish justice for what it actually looked like. The colours were so vibrant, the purples and blues!
I snapped a couple of shots of the majestic creature right before our mate on board, Donar, got the hook out of the sailfish to let it go. Then our Captain Junior called down to us to let us know that there was something swimming in the water right beside the boat. Another sailfish was looking on making sure we made a proper release!
Overall the last couple of days have been filled with excitement and I have only been photographing for 5 days so far down here on the Pacific Provider!
Can’t wait to see what images tomorrow will bring!
Photographing in Paradise,