All Caribbean Carnivals have their own special little differences; nuanced and/or unique events, musical traditions, dances, or competitions that you won’t find in quite the same way from one island to the next.

One thing that all Caribbean Carnivals have in common, though, is color. Each and every festival bursts with vivid displays of brightly exotic chromatic chaos, all of it a feast for the eyes, and of course, the camera lens.

Here, we showcase some of the awesomely colorful spectacle of Martinique Carnival as captured by Martinican pro photographer, Henri Salomon…

Martinique carnaval Joy | Credit: Henri Salomon for the Martinique Promotion Bureau

Martinique carnaval Joy | Credit: Henri Salomon for the Martinique Promotion Bureau

More cowbell, Martinique Carnaval | Credit: Henri Salomon for the Martinique Promotion Bureau

More cowbell, Martinique Carnaval | Credit: Henri Salomon for the Martinique Promotion Bureau

Beating the ti bwa, Martinique Carnaval | Credit: Henri Salomon for the Martinique Promotion Bureau

Beating the ti bwa, Martinique Carnaval | Credit: Henri Salomon for the Martinique Promotion Bureau

Female masqueraders, Martinique Carnaval | Credit: Henri Salomon for the Martinique Promotion Bureau

Female masqueraders, Martinique Carnaval | Credit: Henri Salomon for the Martinique Promotion Bureau

Male masqueraders, Martinique Carnaval 2013 | Credit: Henri Salomon for the Martinique Promotion Bureau

Male masqueraders, Martinique Carnaval 2013 | Credit: Henri Salomon for the Martinique Promotion Bureau

More on Martinique Carnival here.

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