Little Cayman hosts exhibit of wildlife 'above the waves'

A new exhibit at the Little Cayman Museum will showcase two amateur photographers’ work on the island’s wildlife. 

“Little Cayman: Above the Waves” features photos of the diverse bird, lizard and mammal populations on an island better known for its underwater wildlife.  

Mike Vallee and Ed Houlcroft, dive masters by day, brought their cameras out of the water to show off the island’s wildlife on the ground and in the air. 

“These are two very talented young men who are passionate about wildlife,” said Nicola Dorrington, coordinator for the museum. 

Mr. Vallee said he hopes to “capture that moment you can’t see with the naked eye.” He wants to bring out the detail in these moments and give people a chance to look at creatures like the green anole or red-footed boobies. 

He said the Little Cayman exhibit is about conservation and “showing people what we are trying to save here.” 

The exhibit opening will also serve as a fundraiser for the museum. Founded by Linton Tibbetts in 1997, the museum reopened last summer. Ms. Dorrington said she hopes this will be the first of many temporary exhibits to show off what Little Cayman has to offer. 

The opening, at 6 p.m., Friday, April 17, includes silent and live auctions of the prints. All proceeds go to the nonprofit museum. 

A green anole, photographed by Mike Vallee, is one of the creatures in the new exhibit at the Little Cayman Museum.


Photographs by Ed Houlcroft, such as this one, and Mike Vallee will be featured in an upcoming exhibit at the Little Cayman Museum.


  1. Well played Nicki, Mike and Ed! I look forward to seeing the exhibit. You are showing the world a few of the many reasons Little Cayman is so special!