Dominica photographer creates videos of nature to bring joy to those affected by COVID-19

Derek Galon, a veteran photographer living in Dominica, released three short episodes showing the beauty of Nature Island on Youtube, in hope it will bring needed moments of relaxation and peace to all affected by the current global situation.

“When filming Dominica’s most remote nature locations for last couple of years” – says Mr Galon – “little did I know that I will use this footage for my new Youtube nature series dedicated to all under lock-down, self-isolation, sick, overworked, and other-ways affected by this virus pandemic. And yet, this seems to be the most perfect purpose for years of my work – to share it for free, spreading “good vibes” and sharing moments of relaxation we all badly need these days. After all – as we are under various movement restrictions – a virtual journey through the Nature Island is exactly what we may need!  I hope that in a small, humble way I am able to bring you a moment of peace and relax.”

New episodes are in making and should be ready for viewing soon.

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18 Comments

  1. Dorothy T Letang
    April 14, 2020

    Enjoyed every minute, so beautiful, thank you for brightening up a crisis covid problem, there is hope for this world with people like you
    God Bless

  2. Sylvester Cadette
    April 14, 2020

    As I was saying in an earlier post: It is not just saying we have the Nature Island of the World. We can together transform the world outlook on Dominica and spotlight it as the beacon and standard bearer for climate change and caring for the earth.

    But we need some milestones to go with it.
    1. greater than 80% of vehicles must be electric by 2035
    2. All street lighting powered by solar & wind by 2035
    3. No less than 90% of Dominica’s energy consumption through Geothermal, hydro, solar & wind
    4. Aggressive food security drive to reduce food import bill by 25-30% by 2030.
    5. Aggressive “BACK TO LIFE, BACK TO VITALITY” campaign under the ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health and the Private Sector with the main foot soldiers being the Dominica Youth Council and nation-wide Youth Groups throughout this decade
    6. Aggressive Innovation hub development for Youth under the auspices of the State College and Private sector.

    Just a few milestones to start working with

  3. Sylvester Cadette
    April 14, 2020

    So wonderful. Does Discover Dominica know about him. They should contact him and our other photographers like the Company 365.
    In this period of heightened awareness on climate change, protection of the environment, renewable energy uses, recycling, conservation, resilience, sustainable development, healthy eating of naturally grown (LOCAL) products and wholesome healthy living, here is a fantastic way to rebrand Dominica utilizing ICTs (digital photography, digital video editing, drone technology etc.)

    It is not just saying we have the Nature Island of the World. We must package it to the world. We have so many talented and creative Dominicans and other visitors who make Dominica their home. we can together transform the world outlook on Dominica and spotlight it as the beacon and standard bearer for climate change and caring for the earth.
    We need some milestones to go with it.
    greater than 60% of vehicles electric by 2035

  4. Sylvester Cadette
    April 14, 2020

    This is beauty endowed by the creator. And this is creativity of the video/photographer to capture the beautiful scenery of God’s handiwork.

    Such a small country with such vast beauty and eclectic scenery
    Such a small country but so rich and diverse in flaura, fauna and geographic landmarks and geomorphological features. The whole world ought to see this Garden of Eden in Waitekubuli (Dominica).

    Thanks to the author: so therapeutic in these times.

  5. Rany
    April 14, 2020

    Great Work Derek Galon! Stunning! Unbelievably Beautiful! Breathtaking!

    Shame! Shame! Shame !….. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque.

  6. Daryl Joseph
    April 14, 2020

    Agree with you, his comments was unnecessary and downright insulting and inappropriate.
    Stay safe every one Dominican have always make the best of difficult times.

  7. Daryl Joseph
    April 14, 2020

    Agree with you, his comments was unnecessary and downright insulting and inappropriate.
    Stay safe every one Dominican have always make the best of difficult ttimes

  8. Kar
    April 14, 2020

    Great work!!! Keep it up.

    Thanks DNO

  9. Desmond Moses
    April 14, 2020

    Is it only those who are sick that are affected by COVID 19? Someone needs to learn English and we wont tell him to shut anything.

  10. Da girl
    April 14, 2020

    You’re a very angry person. You do realise it said affected not infected right

  11. Don Keyballs
    April 13, 2020

    You must be a miserable man. You need Jesus!!

  12. Nature Isle
    April 13, 2020

    Magnificent! A stunning display of the natural beauty of Dominica in a truly artistic way. Very well done. Thank you!

  13. Vincent
    April 13, 2020

    Derek Galon , these videos are beautiful , thanks for sharing my island to the rest of the world , i loved it so much i subscribed to your channel for more content… Keep it up.

  14. An Observer
    April 13, 2020

    It bewilders me as to why DNO would and could publish s comment such as the one from Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque.

    While everyone is free to have their own independent view on something, this to my mind is out of place and does not deserve to be published. Left to me alone, this comment would have been deleted without reservation.

    Distasteful piece Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 14, 2020

      Guy where it pertains to me, it must be educational: Just because you do not like the opinions of someone does not mean what the person wrote should be classify distasteful.

      You nor the person who believe this nonsense about photograph of Dominica will relax patients dying from Covid-19, is total nonsense!

      Look, I know someone from Antigua, I was married to his cousin; he was driving home last week, he felt the symptoms of a cold; he called his daughter and told her he can barley breath; by the time he got into his house and they called the paramedics.

      Before the paramedics got to the house Walton (is his name) the man fell to the floor and died, from Covid19.

      After the paramedics took his body to the morgue we were not allowed to this day to go and view his body; we can’t arrange for burial, they are going to cremate his body.

      So he who feels it: knows it okay! 

      • Nature Isle
        April 15, 2020

        Developing an appreciation for the arts is a significant part of education.

        • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
          April 15, 2020

          I am not criticizing the photograph scenes; all I am saying the man is ignorant (do not know the suffering effects of the Covid-19).

          Ignorant means “don’t know.”

          He said his photographs will cause the infected patients to relax?

          How can that be; if you are in a hospital on the brink of death door do you have time to go on Internet; You Tube, and Face Book specifically to view slides of Dominica?
           
          When Dominica is literally  unknown internationally.

          If he wanted to introduce his slides as an advertisement, I’d not have a problem with it, but this nonsense about people will relax is nonsense. 

          Some people do not like the things I say; but I live in reality, and not some stupid fantasy world, foreigners come to Dominica wrap crap around your heads; and you all celebrate their nonsense: However; to the realist as myself nothing we say even to save one’s life you hate!

  15. Ibo France
    April 13, 2020

    Dominica is a land of phenomenal natural and physical beauty. The numerous breathtaking waterfalls, the rarest fauna and flora, the abundance of greenery, the spectacular beaches, just so many eye-candy natural features. Thank you Mr. Derek Galen for such a delectable treat.

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