Desroches Island – Raindrops in the Seychelles

Seychelles Tortoise Picture

Rain. When I first arrived on Desroches Island, the rain stalked and prowled and lurked around like the relentless soundtrack from a gothic horror film. Yet all the malevolence and theatre of the sky couldn’t detract from what’s here on the ground. Speckled white coral washed up on the shore, scarlet birds flaming among raindrop-christened flowers, and the mottled grey-green-blue of the Indian Ocean splashing against the sand.

Desroches Island Flowers
In time, the sun reappeared and I managed to get those postcard shots: those blue skies, white sands and turquoise waters that signal the Seychelles when they hit the headlines.

Yet I quite like my small collection here. They’re the hushed beauty I might easily have overlooked had the sun been with us all the time. So, to give you a taste of my first impression of the Seychelles, I thought I’d share them here with you.

Desroches Island in photos, in the rain. Enjoy.

Desroches Island Plants Seychelles

Desroches Island Bark

Desroches Island Lizard

Seychelles Flip Flops

Desroches Island Flower

Desroches Island Beach

Disclosure: I travelled to Desroches Island as a guest of SeyExclusive. As usual, editorial control remains mine, all mine…

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16 Responses to Desroches Island – Raindrops in the Seychelles

  1. ayngelina October 13, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    Beautiful photos Abi, I like the rain as well, everything looks so clean and the streets shine.

  2. Eurotrip Tips October 13, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    Beautiful, as always! Very inviting.

  3. Candace October 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    Absolutely stunning shots, Abi…and I love the words that accompany them. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Melvin October 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    That looks sooooo boring! OK, I’m just jealous! :)

  5. Christy @ Ordinary Traveler October 13, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Great photos. Sometimes overcast skies give the best light for photography.

  6. Federico October 14, 2011 at 5:14 am #

    What a trip, I bet these fantastic photos are just part of the beauty you found!

  7. Raymond @ Man On The Lam October 14, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Stunning photos Abi. I’m usually not a fan of the rain — it gets my camera wet. Maybe I should be more daring… :)

  8. Abby October 15, 2011 at 4:06 am #

    You are a true photography genius. I’ve never seen rain shots look good at all — let alone this gorgeous!

  9. Erica October 15, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    These pictures are phenomenal – lots of personality and texture going on.

  10. Stephanie - The Travel Chica October 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    Wonderful photos! I usually get upset when it rains because I cannot take my camera out. But I need to remember that you can still find interesting subjects just after the rain.

  11. dtravelsround October 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    These photos are beautiful. After spending two weeks in Thailand during the rainy season, I grew tired of the gloom. But, some of those photos actually came out better than if there was blue sky and sun. You are such a good photographer!

  12. JoAnna October 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Stunning photos ~ I especially like the one of your flip flops!

  13. Hogga October 18, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    Fantastic photography as per usual!

  14. Abi October 19, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Aw – thanks for all the compliments!

  15. Selebogo Mpye March 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    Wow!!! Its absolutely beautiful. Superb photography!

    • Abi March 16, 2012 at 8:45 am #

      Thank you!

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