Richard And Jo Demeester's photos with the La Réunion

Longose

Longose
A beautiful flower, but unfortunately, it is a weed.
Added on January 15, 2016

A Comouflaged Frog

A Comouflaged Frog
Trying to hide in the undergrowth, I managed to get a shot as he scuttled from one pile of dead leaves to another.
Added on January 15, 2016

Cardinal

Cardinal
Ubiquitous throughout Reunion.
Added on January 15, 2016

Mushrooms Along the Way

Mushrooms Along the Way
Along one of the trails we walked in Cirque de Cilaos.
Added on January 15, 2016

Road Closed

Road Closed
Workmen survey the rock fall on the road from Ilet a Cordes to Cilaos. This had the road closed for nearly six hours, primarily while we waited for engineers to be helicoptered in, who then abseiled down the cliff, dislodging all loose boulders and rubb…
Added on January 13, 2016

Looking Back at Cilaos

Looking Back at Cilaos
When you are in Cilaos, it is harder to appreciate its location than when you look at it.
Added on January 13, 2016

Morning - Cirque de Cilaos

Morning - Cirque de Cilaos
The mornings generally bring better views. The clouds tend to be higher or non-existant. In the high parts of Reunion, as the day progresses, so does the deterioration of the weather.
Added on January 13, 2016

Peak in Cirque de Cilaos

Peak in Cirque de Cilaos
One of the peaks en-route to Cirque de Cilaos. Just to the left of the peak, keen eyes can pick out the road tunnel passing through the massif of rock.
Added on January 12, 2016

Road to Cirque de Cilaos

Road to Cirque de Cilaos
There are more than 400 twists and turns on the 37 kilometre road to Cirque de Cilaos. Many of them are hairpins. One is even a 270 degree rotation where the road passes back over itself on a bridge. An exciting drive indeed, punctuated by many viewpoi…
Added on January 12, 2016

Grande Anse

Grande Anse
Beach time on Reunion's south coast.
Added on January 12, 2016

Look Carefully...

Look Carefully...
If you look carefully, you will see the "canyoners" making their way down the falls. Nice, because it gives perspective. Cascade de la Grande Ravine.
Added on January 12, 2016

Rippled and Rolled Lava

Rippled and Rolled Lava
Some of the beautiful forms left when lava flows solidified.
Added on January 11, 2016

Driving Across Grand Brule

Driving Across Grand Brule
Older lava flows have significant vegetation growing. This lava field was from 2001.
Added on January 11, 2016

Lava Flows in Stained Glass

Lava Flows in Stained Glass
The church in Piton Ste-Rose. In 1977, a lava flow split and went around the church. The stained glass of commemorates this miracle. The church is now know as Notre Dame des Laves.
Added on January 11, 2016

Smoking!

Smoking!
From the rim, the Dolomieu Crater floor can be viewed, some 350 metres below, smoking and steaming, just to remind observers that it is not dead, just asleep.
Added on January 10, 2016

Jo and the Volcano

Jo and the Volcano
Piton de la Fornaise, a very active volcano on Reunion. Reached by trekking 2-3 hours over lava fields. This viewpoint (Balcon du Dolomieu) is reached after ascending to the eastern rim.
Added on January 10, 2016

Route du Volcan

Route du Volcan
The last few kilometres to Pas de Bellcombe (Piton de la Fornaise) are across this magnificent landscape. This is Route du Volcan - Volcano Road. I almost expected to encounter the Mars Rover!
Added on January 10, 2016

Falls at Bassin La Paix

Falls at Bassin La Paix
Two of four waterfalls pouring in to this magnificently picturesque large pool.
Added on January 10, 2016