2019 in photographs

From giant corals sponges along Little Cayman’s Bloody Bay Wall to a mosquito-spraying warrior to a visiting British prince making friends with one of Cayman’s iconic blue iguanas, the Cayman Compass has featured an array of impressive photographs this year.

These are some of the most memorable photos and the snapshots that illustrated 2019.

Prince Charles strokes Peter the blue iguana during a visit to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park on 29 March. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, made a one-day trip to the Cayman Islands as part of their Caribbean tour. – Photo: Alvaro Serey
Diver Dirk Peterson checks out a giant sponge during an Innerspace deep dive on Little Cayman’s Bloody Bay Wall in May. – Photo: Drew McArthur, Divetech
An empty container bobs in rough seas in George Town Harbour on 19 Dec. after it and a number of other containers were swept into the water by high waves. – Photo: Taneos Ramsay
A guard of honour escorts the hearse carrying the late Governor Athelstan Charles Long to his final resting place at Eden Cemetery in Savannah on 14 Aug. – Photo: Taneos Ramsay
Cayman Islands national freediving record holder Richard Collett, right, holding a white tag he retrieved at depth, completes his surface protocol in Roatan, Honduras in May where he set two new national records. Diving on a single breath, Collett hit depths in excess of 65 meters (213 feet) to set new marks in two disciplines. – Photo: Alex Beldi Photography
‘Dancing Policeman’ Fabian O’Connor directs rush-hour morning traffic on 7 Oct. at the Red Bay roundabout, as traffic congestion continued to be an issue plaguing motorists driving towards George Town from the eastern districts. – Photo: Taneos Ramsay

 

Freediver Coral Tomascik highlights the beauty of the wrecks and reefs threatened by the proposed cruise ship project in a photoshoot at the Balboa wreck in December. – Photo: Jason Washington
Some of Cayman’s young sailors battle the elements during a training session with the Cayman Islands Sailing Club in May. – Photo: Taneos Ramsay
Ocean Frontiers owner Steve Broadbelt hovers over wreckage of train wheelsets in shallow waters off East End in August. – Photo: Alex Mustard

 

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