I was going to enter this in the monthly portrait challenge at PaintMyPhoto. But there are already so many postings, it's just too overwhelming.
I chose this one because I know the photographer, Li Newton, and the subject, Mr. Forbes. Li is currently living on San Salvador in the Bahamas with her husband, who is the maintenance manager at the Gerace Research Station (where Sweetie and I stay when he goes to the Bahamas to do research).
I have met Mr. Forbes several times at the Gerace Research Station. He was always moving, always working, always out and about. I don't know how old he is - I could guess and be off by 20 years. He always looks the same and he always struck me as a gentle man with a shy smile; a man who is not afraid of hard work and would cut open a coconut for the students at the research center whenever asked - there is a real knack to doing that with a large machete!
Thanks, Li, for sharing the photo at PaintMyPhoto. And thanks for your help with Sweetie's research! Maybe I'll see you this summer.