Rud@rmhp

Passionate about wildlife & conservation. Seychellois🇸🇨 🇮🇴British🇬🇧. Amateur UK wildlife photographer sharing my love for nature one shot a time

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Anse Royale - An ideal place for snorkeling and a variety water activities. The beach is also home to a rich history, as this was the location where, in 1772, the first of the Seychelles’ spice gardens were set up. There is also a large church overlooking the water here, which contrasts the tropical scenery that surrounds it. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #architechture #sea #view #tropics #home #greenery #bluesea #environment


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Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Artisanal fishing accounts for an annual production of just above 2,500 tonnes of fish caught within the shallow to deep coastal areas. In Seychelles, the fisheries hold both cultural and nutritional importance. As a of matter fact, fish is the primary source of protein, and ensures food security for the population. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #fotofanatics_nature_
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Today, whalers and schooners, ranging from 6 to 16 metres long, are built from fibreglass, often assembled in Sri Lanka, and equipped with diesel engines of 40-45 hp. However, practically all shipyards have disappeared from Seychelles. With only a few surviving ones, are adequate for maintenance services, as many owners still prefer to refurbish boats locally rather than order new ones. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #sea #view #home #porncloud #islandlife #islander #green #boat


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Until the 1980s, small-scale coastal fishing was carried out mostly from wooden canoes, using traps, long-lines or purse-seines. The liners originally used wooden whalers (open canoes with sails) or small schooners, all made of timber from the takamaka tree, known to withstand rot. The most famous shipyards were those on the islands of Praslin and La Digue. For years, the fish was salted onboard. The practice began to change in 1967, with the arrival of ice on the island of MahĂŠ, through the services of the Seybrew beer brewery, the first industrial entity to manufacture and sell ice. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #history #fishing #change #sea #porncloud #sunset #islandlife #islandliving #boat #home


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Hook-and-line fishing, which is selective of both species and size, is the oldest and most widely practised fishing technique amongst traditional fishermen in Seychelles. Three types of line fishing are practised: set bottom fishing, ball bottom fishing (in which the bait—mackerel or bonito—and part of the line are coiled into a ball with sand), and bottom fishing adrift. The main fish species caught are snappers (red snapper, humphead red snapper), jobfish, jacks, and multicoloured groupers. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #fishing #fisherman #fish #home #love #sea #sky #sun


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Every family has some connection with the marine life, and with traditional fishermen, whose role within the nation's fisheries is of the utmost importance. Seychelles produces 450,000 tonnes of fish per year, and nearly 4,000 people (about 15 per cent of the active population) are engaged in fishing and fishery-related activities #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #fishing #tradition #sea #tropics #islandlife #islander #boat #fisherman #home #love #islandliving


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The Seychelles archipelago has an extensive exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of 1,340,000 sq km, rich in marine resources. The 91,000 inhabitants come from a melting pot of colours, cultures and races, from five continents. Fishing is one of the biggest income for the country along with tourism. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #fishing #boat #islandlife #islandliving #sea #sand #home


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Moyenne Island is a small island (0.099 km2or 0.038 sq mi) in the Ste Anne Marine National Park off the north coast of MahÊ, Seychelles. Since the 1970s it has been a flora and fauna reserve. From 1915 until the 1970s, the island was abandoned until its purchase by Brendon Grimshaw, a former newspaper editor, originally from Dewsbury in Yorkshire, England. Grimshaw was the only inhabitant of the island until his death in July 2012. Currently the island is a National Park and can be visited as part of organized trips. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #nationalpark #reserve #moyenne #view #sea #green #sand #home


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History & Religious Beliefs. Most of the people are Roman Catholic (90 percent) or Anglican(8 percent), (currently this has changed due to newer religion being integrated). What the priests teach is somewhat different from the beliefs and practices of the layperson. Seychellois traditionally had a strong belief in spirits (nam) and sorcery (gri-gri). Some sorcerers were very influential. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #history #religion #home #sea #view


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Have a good stark of the week everyone. Traditional architecture had two distinct forms: plantations and town houses. The plantation was focused on alakou(courtyard with an owner's or manager's house), the kalorifer (drying oven for copra), and storage houses. Separate from the courtyard were the workers' houses with thatchedroofs, and on some plantations also with walls made from coconut leaves. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #architechture #coconutleaves #tradition #history #green #love #home


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The Seychelles became independent from Britain in 1976, with the exception of the islands retained as the British Indian Ocean Territory. This includedDiego Garcia, of the Chagos archipelago which was developed as U.S. military base. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #sea #view #blue #bluesea #porncloud #tropics #home #love


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Emergence of the Nation.The country was not inhabited when Europeans discovered and settled the islands. While the French originally settled in 1770, the British took control during the Napoleonic Wars, but without throwing out the French upper class. The settlers brought slaves, and the society featured white domination and black slavery. After the British prohibited slavery in 1835, the influx of African workers did not end because British warships captured Arab slavers and forced the liberated slaves to work on plantations as "apprentices" without pay. TheGran'bla("big whites") of French origin dominated the economy and political life, with a British colonial administration that at times was supportive but was often hostile to them. The administration did not permit the importation of Indian indentured laborers. Therefore, the Indian component of the population is small and, like a similar minority of Chinese, is confined to a merchant class. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #architechture #tradition #history


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Symbolism.The flag consists of wedges or rays emanating from the lower left corner. The colors are yellow, red, white, and green, with a blue wedge at the upper left. The flag symbolizes the ocean, the link to Africa, and the multicolored nature of the population. The government that gained power through a coup in 1977 had Marxist leanings and used rhetoric appropriate to that ideology.
#seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #flag #bridge #sea #view #home #history


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Linguistic Affiliation.The official languages are Seychelles Creole, French, and English. Seychelles Creole has a strong resemblance to the Creoles of Mauritius and Reunion and those of the Caribbean. There has been disagreement about the use of French versus English and the extent to which Creole should be used. Most people speak Creole at home. The English-French divide occurs in debates about how new words should be integrated into Creole. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #tropical #green #greenery #palmtrees #coconuttree #palmtrees #love #home #shadow #light #environment


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Located in the Indian Ocean south of the equator, with a land area of 118 square miles (455 square kilometers), the Seychelles is technically the smallest continent. The central islands have a continental shelf and are granitic, while the outlying ones are flat coral islands. The granitic islands are mountainous. The capital, Victoria, is on the main island, MahĂŠ, at a spot where the island of Saint Anne creates natural harbor. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #tropical #sea #beach #view #sand #porncloud #bluesea #blue #love #home


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The name "Seychelles" derives from the 1756 French expedition that led to the annexation of the islands. The commander of the expedition named the islands SĂŠchelles after the controller of finance, Vicomte Moreau des SĂŠchelles. #Seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #tropical #blue #sea #history #expedition #love #discovery #home


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On Fregate island you can see the rare Seychelles magpie robin that conservation efforts brought back from extinction - as few as 14 existed three decades ago, making it the world’s second rarest bird. Now, the island has a healthy population of this species, as well as the Seychelles white eye and Seychelles warbler. Plant a tree to contribute to the environment that supports so many species, then dive into the surrounding waters with a resident ecologist to find out about the rich marine life. Whales, dolphins and giant mantas are occasionally seen passing through. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #tropical #blue #sand #love #home #turquoise #cloudporn #sea


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Fregate Island - For Conservation Projects and the Giant Aldabra Tortoise Just three square kilometres across, Fregate Island only has one resort, and it’s one that’s successfully turned the island into a wildlife haven, while encouraging visitors to become involved with the conservation efforts. As many as 2,200 giant Aldabra tortoises roam freely through the forest, and rare hawksbill and green turtles can be seen too as they come to nest on the white sand shores from October to January each year. These turtles are monitored and some of the 100 species of birds are tagged. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #tropical #blue #sea #sand #view #clouds #home


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Cousin island -  One of the few islands where Giant tortoises roam free, the rare sooty tern and Seychelles white-eye birds can all be seen, and from September to March - November to January at its peak - hawksbill turtles nest along the sandy coastline. Visitors to the island are encouraged to be a part of these projects, from planting a tree to assisting with turtle and bird monitoring. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #tropical #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #rspb #bird_watchers_daily #love #nest


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Cousin island - For Turtle Nesting and Rare Bird SpeciesThis small island, which lies just two kilometres from Praslin (Seychelles), is an island-wide nature reserve, where 8,000 trees have been planted since 1992 to make up for the destruction of development in previous years. The now pristine island hosts a series of conservation projects including turtle conservation and bird monitoring. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #tropical #sea #view #sand #greenery #tropics #tropical #sun #love #home #holiday


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Silhouette island - Without any roads running across the island, the only way to explore is by hiking the trails that wind through this equatorial forest - some of which is said to be the most dense forest across all of the Indian Ocean. Orchids and pitcher plants are common sights, with more endemic species on higher ground, including the rare Seychelles sheath-tailed bat. With such unique biodiversity the island is protected by The Silhouette Protection Project and 90-percent of the land is designated national park. Silhouette lies within an area of Marine National Park too, and has cultural intrigue with a history of Arab traders and tales of buried treasure. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #tropical #seychelleswildlife #footprint #sand #sea #air #blue #home #holiday #tropics #love


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Silhouette Island
For a Unique Wilderness of Endemic Species This 4,930-acre granite island is the third of the Seychelles’ three major islands, but differs from its counterparts entirely. Silhouette is the only one to originate from a volcano, and due to its mountainous interior, is the least developed of the three. This preservation, and with terrain that ranges from the coastline to the peak of Mount Dauban at 2,461 feet, makes Silhouette a wildlife haven with an abundance of both flora and fauna endemic species. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #tropical #silhouette #sand #sea #sand #relax #blue #holiday #home


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Have a wonderful weekend everyone. The seychelles black parrot is the archipelago’s national bird, it can only found here on Praslin. See Coco de Mer palms, orchids and the Seychelles black parrot in Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, which due to its natural riches has been declared a World Heritage Site; In the nineteenth century the British General Charles George Gordon even tried to prove that this valley was in fact the Garden of Eden. The reserve has six endemic species of palm, alongside 28 other endemic plant species, an abundance of birds and reptiles, and critters that live in the freshwater streams, all contributing to its importance. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #tropical #environment #sea #seaview #sandy #sand #bluesea #blue #sky #skyporn


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Praslin Island - For Coco de Mer, Orchids and the Rare Black Parrot As the second biggest island in the archipelago, Praslin is less developed than Mahe and offers vast expanses of white sand coast and tropical forest, with the renowned yet tranquil beaches of Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette. Praslin is notably one of only two islands where the Seychelles’ endemic coconut Coco de Mer grows - which as the world’s largest seed has been recorded to weigh up to 42 kilograms #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #tropical #sand #sea #sky #praslin #indianocean #sun #home #view


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Mahe Island - For Mountains, Forest and Whale Shark Sightings While this is the Seychelles’ largest island, most of the population resides in the capital Victoria, leaving the rest of Mahe aside for its mountainous interior, rainforest and sublime sandy shores. More than 20 percent of the island is taken up by Morne Seychellois National Park - an environment that ranges dramatically from coastal mangrove to the highest point of Morne Seychellois Mountain at 905 metres - where you can see the island’s endemic Seychelles scops owl. Of Mahe’s many beaches, bays and coves, the north-western coast is the peaceful gateway to Port Launay Marine National Park, which is great snorkelling and especially well known for whale shark sightings. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #tropical #sea #view #sand #natgeo #earth #love #home #holiday


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In common with many fragile island ecosystems, the early human history of Seychelles saw the loss of biodiversity including the disappearance of most of the giant tortoises from the granitic islands, felling of coastal and mid-level forests and extinction of species such as the Marianne white-eye, Seychelles parakeet, Seychelles black terrapin, and the saltwater crocodile. However, extinctions were far fewer than on other islands such as Mauritius or Hawaii, partly due to a shorter period of human occupation (since 1770). The Seychelles today is known for success stories in protecting its flora and fauna. #seychelles #visitseychelles #seychellesisland #island #igersseychelles #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #like4like #followtofollow #potd #bestoftheday #photooftheday #picoftheday #tropical #shadow #natgeo #earthpix #sea #sand #wanderlust #conservation #history


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