Pigs in Bahamian paradise

Meet the friendly pigs of the Exumas

Photograph by Susanna Girolamo

There are over 360 islands in the Bahamas’ Exuma chain, more than one for every day of the year — and even one that’s a little piece of pig heaven. Big Major Spot Island, despite its name, is little bigger than a sandbank, and no one knows exactly how it came to have a population of friendly, semi-wild pigs. They forage in the white sand, frolic in the crystal water, and pose for photos with tourists who visit “Pig Island” in increasing numbers.