Butterfly Falls | Mountain Pine Ridge Forest | Cayo District, Belize

Yesterday I woke at 4am to take a trip to Thousand Foot Falls in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve to capture it in the morning light.  It is quite a drive just to get there (see pics below of the road).  When I finally arrived about two hours after departing, the fog was so thick that it clouded the falls, which are usually visible only 100 yards from the viewing platform.  So that was a bust!  However I struck up a conversation with the park ranger living on-site, and he turned me on to a hidden area, Butterfly Falls, on "private property" that I could get to with my Jeep.  I learned it's completely inaccessible unless you have 4WD.

Bridge on Mountain Pine Ridge Road in Belize photo taken by Indiana Commercial Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Mountain Pine Ridge Road

Mountain Pine Ridge Road in Belize photo taken by Indiana Commercial Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Mountain Pine Ridge Road in Belize

So I journeyed to Butterfly Falls, which is along Roaring Creek in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, and I was in awe.  It is exactly what I pictured in my mind when I thought of hidden rainforest waterfalls.  A steep trail down wasn't too treacherous until the end when I had to navigate very slippery rocks while clinging to a rope leading down to the creek bed and the brilliant Butterfly Falls, cascading 80 feet down into a green pool among the lush jungle.  A spiritual moment alone in the jungle!!

Butterfly Falls | Mountain Pine Ridge Forest | Cayo District, Belize | photo by Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Butterfly Falls, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest, Cayo District, Belize

Another magnificent waterfall in Belize, Big Rock Falls, can be viewed by clicking the provided link.

Butterfly Falls | Mountain Pine Ridge Forest | Cayo District, Belize | photo by Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Butterfly Falls

If you like hiking and exploring in the outdoors, check out my post Charles Deam Wilderness | Hoosier National Forest.

Butterfly Falls | Mountain Pine Ridge Forest | Cayo Belize | photo by Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Butterfly Falls in Jungle of Belize

 

For tips on wide angle photography and the reason why I carry a wide angle lens with me at all times, go to my post Wide Angle Photography Tips.

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