“Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight, a home, a teacher, a companion.”
-- Lorraine Anderson

A reference guide (most photos here are not in other posts) & compendium of the majority of fauna I spotted in the Caribbean Sea and at the Belize Zoo. Ichthyologists: feel free to email me corrections.
Indigo Hamlet

Horse Eye Jack

(juvenile) Yellowtail Damselfish

Blue Parrotfish

another Blue Parrotfish (possibly a Midnight Parrotfish)

Queen Conch


Sergeant Major Damselfish

Fairy Basslet (front half blue/back half yellow on right) with tons of Striped Blenny

Nassau Grouper

Green Moray Eel

French Angelfish

Blue-striped Grunt

Striped Blenny with Blue-striped Grunts

Stoplight Parrotfish

Rainbow Parrotfish

Goliath Grouper + Horse Eye Jacks

Blue Tang a.k.a. Dory from Finding Nemo


Black Durgon.  Its paddle was so unique!

Great Barracuda

Spiny Lobster

Round Ray

White-spotted Eagle Ray

Blue-headed Wrasse and Smooth Trunkfish (watch the whole video, they kept reappearing)

 Loggerhead Turtle a.k.a. Crush from Finding Nemo

Nurse Shark
Scarlet Macaw

Collared Aracari Toucan

Keel-billed Toucan


Tapir a.k.a. Mountain Cow

Harpy Eagle


Black Jaguar

White-lipped Peccary


Albino Coatimundi


Red-lored Parrot 


Howler Monkey

Click here to see a Tayra a.k.a. Bush Dog, Morelet's Crocodile, Kinkajou, Central American Deer, Blue Crown Mot Mot, Currasow, Puma, Jaguarundi, and White-fonted Parrot