Photography and Shelling

Photography and Shelling

Evette and Sun traveled with me exploring many unique spots. Evette wanted to find a pair of angel wings. We managed to find some angel wings but not a “pair”. Evette found some nice kings crown shells. They look a little dirty in the photo but will clean up nicely. I enjoyed talking to her husband Sun about photography. He gave me some great advice that I appreciated greatly. We covered a lot of ground on this trip. The shells tell the rest of the story.
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 04:33h, 11 December

    You got some beautiful whelks and angel wings. Find any junonia's lately? Love the photo of the eagle – is that an eagle?

  • Kaybe
    Posted at 04:33h, 11 December

    Somebody got muddy to find all those angel wings.

  • gpc
    Posted at 12:58h, 11 December

    Love the osprey! There seem to be more than the usual amount this year, is it true or am I just seeing more of them? I have not found an angel in years, so I am more jealous than ever. I wish I'd had time to book a trip with you this winter — maybe next year!

  • pam @ i Love Shelling
    Posted at 12:14h, 14 December

    Those are beautiful angel wings! I don't think I've ever found a pair but I feel lucky even to find the singles, especially that nice size. Those whelks are beauties too!