Sanibel Shell Festival 2015

Sanibel Shell Festival 2015

Here are some highlights from the Sanibel Shell Festival last week.  It was good to see some old friends and make some new friends. This year I submitted two entries, an albino worm shell (which I didn’t get an award for) and a photo of a live scallop shell.  I received a 3rd place ribbon for the photo.  See y’all soon!  Capt Brian

Brian Holaway
relaxandexplore@gmail.com

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.

10 Comments
  • Kim@Snug Harbor
    Posted at 09:32h, 09 March

    Congrats on your ribbon Brian – beautiful photo.

  • Kathy h
    Posted at 09:32h, 09 March

    Congratulations on placing with the photo. It is a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing photos from the shell festival. I wish I could have flown back for it. The amazing creativity and artwork is very inspiring. What a talented group of people. The display labeled as shell sampler looked neat. Sorry that your albino worm shell didn't place. It was cool.

  • Mike R. From Indiana
    Posted at 09:32h, 09 March

    Should have entered your Golden Cone!

  • Cindy Senkar
    Posted at 09:32h, 09 March

    Capt. Brian, thank you so much for sharing the Sanibel shell show with us. I'm sure seeing shells from around the world is truly fascinating. Congratulations on your photo award and thank you for sharing many beautiful photographs of your adventures. We look forward to each new blog.

  • Cindy Senkar
    Posted at 09:32h, 09 March

    Capt. Brian, thank you so much for sharing the Sanibel shell show with us. I'm sure seeing shells from around the world is truly fascinating. Congratulations on your photo award and thank you for sharing many beautiful photographs of your adventures. We look forward to each new blog.

  • Susan
    Posted at 03:28h, 10 March

    Congrats on your ribbon! Sorry I missed you last week while I was there but hoping to see you in the fall.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:35h, 10 March

    Thank you for all the congrats.

  • Capt. Brian Holaway
    Posted at 03:48h, 10 March

    Susan, Sorry I missed you, crazy week. I still have that book for you. Conocaprus Erectus, Brian

  • Nancy
    Posted at 03:34h, 11 March

    I might be a bit biased, but if I were judging… Congratulations! That photo and the other scallop photo were my favorites from one of your posts. Not sure if I will eat scallops again, but the photos were beautiful!

  • Shelllady
    Posted at 17:39h, 12 March

    Awesome job Capt. Brian!!! LOVE the photo….I think it deserves a blue ribbon!

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