In February 2019 Virginia and I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to Cuba for a week. Most of this time we were part of a Backroads.com people-to-people activity tour. The first and last nights we were on our own in Havana.
2019 was the 500th aniversary of the founding of the city of Havana. It is also the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. The Havana 500th anniversary and street art of Havana is the subject of my November blog post.
This page will link you to the various photographs that I made while on this Cuba trip. All of my Cuba photographs that are currently avaiable for sale as wall art or printed on other items can be found in the Paul Rebmann Cuba Photography Collection at pixels.com.
Our day in Matanzas, Cuba is the subject of this blog post
Pages on this website with photographs made in Cuba.
Cueva de Santa Catalina (Santa Catalina Cave)
Or view all of the Cuba pages with previews at Cuba at Wild Florida Photo other photos
The national tree of Cuba is the royal palm, Roystonea regia. This same species can be found in south Florida and appears in my Cuba Landscape photograph made in the countryside of Matanzas province.
Some of the plants that I photographed while in Cuba.
Agave - Agave sp.
Bee wattle - Vachellia sphaerocephala
Bo Tree - Ficus religiosa
Coconut palm - Cocos nucifera
Coffee - Coffea sp.
Calabash - Crescentia cujete
Cavendish Orchid (Cavendish's Lophiaris) - Trichocentrum cavendishianum
Ceiba Tree, Kapok Tree - Ceiba pentandra
Giant airplant - Tillandsia fasciculata var. clavispica
Goatweed - Capraria biflora
Glorybower - Clerodendrum sp.
Gumbo limbo - Bursera simaruba
Horseradishtree - Moringa oleifera
Mango - Mangifera indica
Mexican Pricklypoppy - Argemone mexicana
Monkey-flower tree - Barnebydendron riedelii
Nettleleaf velvetberry - Stachytarpheta cayennensis
Old Man Palm - Coccothrinax crinita
Papaya - Carica papaya
Pink Trumpet Tree - Tabebuia heterophylla
Shoe-black-plant - Hibiscus rosa-sinensis var. rosa-sinensis
Sixangle Foldwing - Dicliptera sexangularis
Skyvine - Thunbergia grandiflora
Sticky Nightshade - Solanum sisymbriifolium
Spurred butterfly pea - Centrosema virginianum
Tamarind - Tamarindus indica
White Frangipani - Plumeria pucida
Wild granite - Desmodium canum
Yellow Cuban Aster
I also managed to get a few photos of Cuban fauna, including these listed below.
Cuban Lessor Racer - Caraiba andreae
Cuban Trogon - Priotelus temnurus
Melipona Bee - Melipona sp.
Northern Curly-tailed Lizard - Leiocephalus carinatus