Photos of the day

Photos of the day

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.

  • Susan
    Posted at 11:07h, 05 August

    Good to see the driftwood. Love the swirl in the trunk – is it mangrove?

  • AntKaybe
    Posted at 11:07h, 05 August

    I see from the last foto you are getting your share of gulfweed too. Stunning shots – as always.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 11:53h, 05 August

    Susan, yes it is mangrove, black mangrove well worn.

  • Roxanne Reinhart
    Posted at 23:32h, 05 August

    I am loving the shots of the drift trees I thought they were all gone after "DEBBY". goorgeous photos. Looks like a perfect day. The water color and clarity, the puffy white clouds…ah..heaven!! Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 23:32h, 05 August

    I like the first photo best!