“Evolution” in the Caribbean Sea, The Bahamas (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Feb. 10, 2014 — Over 145 playful nature lovers
rose up out of the sea — as our ancient predecessors did millions of years ago.  They moved en masse onto land, attracted to the line of tropical pine trees helping maintain this island paradise in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, about 100 miles south of Nassau in The Bahamas.

Pre-shoot talk (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Pre-shoot talk (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

“Evolution” is the first TreeSpirit photograph made in the tropics, a one-of-kind excursion TreeSpirit founder & photographer Jack Gescheidt offered during a Caribbean cruise.

This begs the question: how do you coax this many people aboard a cruise ship into a coordinated naked tree-loving celebration?

Take a few minutes to think about that.  I’ll wait.

Hint: They are a playful, unconventional group of cruisers, from all walks of life with one particular penchant in common.

The answer, of course, is this was a nude cruise.  Yes, you read that right — a clothing optional sea trip created by the friendly, fun-loving folks at Bare Necessities Tour & Travel which specializes in chartering clothing-optional cruises.

Read more about the making of this photograph, HERE.



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Hi Jack,  Just wanted to let you know that we received “Evolution” [print – Ed.] today, and it’s so magnificent, I’m blown away!  I am so, so glad we decided to get this, and in this size [6 foot long].  I can’t wait to get it up on the wall!!  Thanks so much! – Rolf Holbach, Arroyo del Sol Bed & Breakfast, Altadena, CA