Blog

Welcome to the blog home of Rose Eye Media and Dylan Rose. You'll find posts on my latest photographic efforts, current projects, tech, skills I'm working on and items of interest. Comments, questions and feedback is welcome.

Grand Bahama & Great Abaco Islands

The vast flats of the north side of Grand Bahama are the playground for H2O Bonefishing and truly monstrous sized bonefish. 140mm  f/2.8  1/3200sec

The vast flats of the north side of Grand Bahama are the playground for H2O Bonefishing and truly monstrous sized bonefish. 140mm  f/2.8  1/3200sec

In early November my lovely bride and I embarked on a two week trip to the Bahamas to visit several new Bahamian lodges I work with. Yes it is technically "work" for me, but who said work can't also be fun?

The Bahamas is a rich playground full of extremely remote wilderness environments, beautiful saltwater landscapes, incredible fishing opportunities and warm, friendly locals. Bahamians love to laugh, show their deep pride in their country and stop at nothing to make you feel welcome and looked after.

Grand Bahama island features some of the finest bonefishing opportunities in the world or world class sized fish. Bonefish grow to gargantuan proportions here and it's no wonder they fight so incredibly hard considering the huge numbers amounts of sharks and barracuda that inhabit these waters. 

The beauty and charm of Abaco Island was unforgettable, with incredible numbers of bonefish and 20 lifetimes of explorable terrain in the famed "Marls". A vast, seemingly never-ending landscape of small mangrove island that provide incredible habitat for bonefish and tarpon.

Everywhere we went, it seemed we were family and there's nothing that endears you more to a foreign country then that of feeling truly welcome. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the trip.

Chrysta at the beautiful Taino Beach in Freeport, Grand Bahama. 22mm  f/11  1/500sec

Chrysta at the beautiful Taino Beach in Freeport, Grand Bahama. 22mm  f/11  1/500sec

The lovely Chrysta lands large bonefish at Deep Water Cay. 19mm  f/13  1/200sec

The lovely Chrysta lands large bonefish at Deep Water Cay. 19mm  f/13  1/200sec

Your faithful author with a top water jack while on the way back to the lodge for the night. 40mm  f/11  1/200sec

Your faithful author with a top water jack while on the way back to the lodge for the night. 40mm  f/11  1/200sec

Chrysta with yet another bonefish at Abaco Lodge. 70mm  f/2.8  1/8000sec

Chrysta with yet another bonefish at Abaco Lodge. 70mm  f/2.8  1/8000sec

The luxurious Abaco Lodge lodge just after a brilliant Bahamian sunset. 19mm HDR

The luxurious Abaco Lodge lodge just after a brilliant Bahamian sunset. 19mm HDR

An interior HDR shot of Abaco Lodge. 17mm HDR

An interior HDR shot of Abaco Lodge. 17mm HDR

The calm after the storm. A torrential rain storm had pounded us in the skiffs on the way back to the lodge after fishing and as it past, it left a short window to snap a few sunset shots. 17mm  f/22  1/60sec

The calm after the storm. A torrential rain storm had pounded us in the skiffs on the way back to the lodge after fishing and as it past, it left a short window to snap a few sunset shots. 17mm  f/22  1/60sec

Spinning fish stories by the fire is all part of the fun at Abaco Lodge in the evening. This long exposure shot is fun reminder of the fantastic group of people that became fast friends on this trip. 17mm  f/4.0  57sec

Spinning fish stories by the fire is all part of the fun at Abaco Lodge in the evening. This long exposure shot is fun reminder of the fantastic group of people that became fast friends on this trip. 17mm  f/4.0  57sec

The dock at Abaco Lodge is perfect place to practice your fly casting, feed the sharks or snap a few magic hour shots. 17mm  f/11  5.0sec

The dock at Abaco Lodge is perfect place to practice your fly casting, feed the sharks or snap a few magic hour shots. 17mm  f/11  5.0sec

The Bahamas is not just for bonefish! A fantastic juvenile tarpon comes to hand at Abaco Lodge. You always have to be ready for alternate species while fishing the saltwater! Love the reflection here on the water. 40mm  f/11  1/320sec

The Bahamas is not just for bonefish! A fantastic juvenile tarpon comes to hand at Abaco Lodge. You always have to be ready for alternate species while fishing the saltwater! Love the reflection here on the water. 40mm  f/11  1/320sec

A fun shot of our fellow fisherman headed in the for the day. This is not exactly the easiest shot to take while skipping across the water at 30mph with a telephoto lens. 120mm  f/2.8  1/4000sec

A fun shot of our fellow fisherman headed in the for the day. This is not exactly the easiest shot to take while skipping across the water at 30mph with a telephoto lens. 120mm  f/2.8  1/4000sec