Introducing Wonders Of The Sea By Karen Robertson and Photographer Brian Holaway

Introducing Wonders Of The Sea By Karen Robertson and Photographer Brian Holaway

This month Karen finds herself at her favorite Florida Gulf Coast habitat, Captiva Island, where she explores remote unspoiled beaches, accessible only by boat, with guide, photographer and master naturalist, Captain Brian Holaway. For a memorable experience of discovery.
Karen and Captain Brian Holaway

1.5 – 3 Million Years Old Shell Fossils
Karen uncovers and acquires one of the largest known and conditioned Florida seashell fossil collections. Encompassing thousands of shells, this most rare and valuable collection will be offered as new framed and table-top artworks for all to treasure and display as home decor.


The above is from Karen Robertson’s newsletter. Karen is an award winning designer who loves the sea. I spent last week with Karen photographing her in the out islands.  I am excited to have taken the above photo for this newly designed picture called “Wonders Of The Sea” designed by Karen Robertson. She is lovely to work with and a creative innovator in the world of marine life. This is part of a fossil shell collection  she acquired recently and will take her months to go through. I am looking forward to seeing more of her fossil collection in her designs in the comming months.
Brian Holaway

I have been a Shelling Guide to Cayo Costa State Park since 1995. Many people know me as the Shelling Guide and Captain with Captiva Cruises over the past 20 years. In 2016 I began solely offering private small boat charters to the islands of Pine Island Sound including Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Pine Island and North Captiva. I am a certified Florida Master Naturalist, licensed USCG Captain, avocational photographer, seashell enthusiast and passionate about the history, people and culture of Southwest Florida, especially Cayo Costa. I volunteer as a member of Friends of Cayo Costa State Park and have great respect for the heritage of Cayo Costa. My goal is to provide guests with an overall experience and appreciation for the waters, islands, shells, plants, marine life, wildlife, history and people of this unique area of Southwest Florida.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 14:49h, 24 July

    Oh Brian, that is very impressive. What a thrill!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 14:49h, 24 July

    WOW!!! Very nice 🙂

  • Shelllady
    Posted at 10:33h, 26 July

    This is cool Capt. Brian! You're even more famous!

  • Janet from IL
    Posted at 20:26h, 27 July

    Congratulations! Very nice! I'd love to acquire a collection of fossils of my own!
    Do you know if I have to log in on her site to view your photograph or Karen's newsletter? I'm having trouble finding it. Thank you!