The Cayman Islands is home to some of the most diverse environments in the world. From the intricate mangrove forests, to the vibrant coral reefs that are teeming with hundreds of different fish species, this truly is a special place.
Most people don’t realize the importance of these ecosystems, and how they affect all the different animals that inhabit them. The birds, for example, tend to live in the more remote eastern district, where there is less development. Birds such as egrets and herons roost at night in the trees, in order to be safe from dogs.
The shallow sandbars that surround Grand Cayman’s coastlines are perfect for the hundreds of stingrays that naturally thrive in the surrounding waters. The sand allows the stingrays to bury themselves underneath the seabed, creating a camouflage that hides them from predators such as sharks and big barracudas.