Laughing Bird Caye

Feb 20, 2019 - National Geographic Quest

National Geographic Quest woke up to the beautiful view of Laughing Bird Caye National Park. This Island is named after the laughing gulls, or Larus artricilla, which inhabit the island as a nesting area. Today the northern part of the island is preserved namely for the laughing gulls. In December 21, 1991, it was declared a national park, deeming the entire area an absolute no-take zone. This unique atoll formation known as a “faro” gave our guests an amazing opportunity to view the area’s coral habitats and marine life.

Within this small band of paradise, our guests spent their day snorkeling, scuba diving, birding, kayaking, paddleboarding, or just relaxing in the sun.

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Victoria Forman


Victoria A. Forman was born and raised in the country of Belize. She is a fun-loving, adventurous and outgoing individual who spent most of her childhood going to her family's private island, Forman's Caye. Growing up as a fisherman's daughter, she was able to spend many hours fishing, swimming and playing in the pristine Caribbean Sea of Belize and learning from an early age about various types of marine life and their habitats.

About the Photographer

Jeff Litton

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Jeff is an environmental filmmaker and adventure cinematographer. His passion for adventure has led him through rural Kenyan villages, atop erupting Guatemalan volcanoes and to the enchanted Galápagos Islands to film Hammerhead Sharks. Being an expedition filmmaker enables Jeff to combine his love for capturing beauty with his drive to protect the environment. In the words of Jacques Cousteau, “people protect what they love.” Inspired, Jeff created, the United Global Environmental News Agency, an online resource to inspire people to care about the environment.

About the Videographer

Dexter Sear

Video Chronicler

Dexter grew up in England where a love for exploring the countryside ignited a lifelong passion for discovering natural history and embarking on adventure. As a teenager, two trips to India sparked a fascination with insects and a desire to share a “hidden” macro world was born. He produced a popular insect website and authored a reader digest about cultural entomology.

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