It would be wonderful if the images inserted into image carousels had the same interaction functionality (Navigate to Page, Navigate to URL, Lightbox, Scroll to Target, etc.) as for stand alone images.
See home page here: https://sunkenvillages.ca/ and Faces of the Lost Villages part way down. The moving faces in the carousel would be a great ‘call to action’. The faces in the upper rows do link/navigate to other pages.