Best of the Philippines in photography
Upon deciding to visit the Philippines for the special occasion of swimming with the whale sharks, I knew from a few Google images that my camera would soon get a work out.
Little did I know that this jaw droopingly stunning cluster of islands they call the Philippines would be so photogenic that it would be a rookie error to not have my camera in hand everywhere I walked!
From the picturesque beaches, to the worn torn and deteriorated streets, buildings, people and even lives. Or the extraordinary sunsets I would experience every evening over the ocean along with the character and charm of the children excitedly playing and the quaint waterfalls, mountains and landscapes that imprint my mind with excitement and hunger for more adventure.
This country truly is special and although this post captures the best of the Philippines in photography and it may tell a thousand words. These shots still will never justify how astonishing it is to experience these places and moments on the other side of the lens.
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The sunsets in the Philippines are spectacular every night, and I couldn’t let this one pass on the Philippines in photography post as i witnessed this from my balcony in Coron. Simply majestic.
As a bunch of mates and myself hired a driver for a day of adventure around Bohol, we passed through this amazing jungle that was too photogenic not to stop and take some shots.
After swimming with the whale sharks in Oslob, a hike to Tumalog falls was next, and boy was it a hike! Here is our half way mark up a 20 degree slope.
In the Philippines they are very proud of their cocks. They keep them well groomed and even take pills to make them bigger! I mean they feed them pills to make them bigger here is one vicious cock getting prepped for battle in the ring.
At my last stop in the Philippines I was graced with amazing sunsets every evening, much like the most of the Philippines. This one stood out as it best depicts the Philippines in photography, perfect sunsets are common.
Oh yep, another sky porn photograph for you from my balcony once again. When it looks like this, it never gets old.
In the Philippines common transport among the 7,100 islands is riding on ferries. Here is a shot i took from one of our boats to from and everywhere around the country. This one in particular is going from Cebu to Bohol, a super common route i am sure you will partake in if you visit the beautiful country of the Philippines.
The other form of common transport here is this bad boy! The Jeepney is king here, cramming in passengers as it bumps along the road collecting fares averaging only 8-20 Philippino Pespos (US $0.15-$0.45). Yea I know right, a budget travellers dream!
This cute little guy and I became great mates, as it was time to say goodbye he wouldn’t leave my shoulder for a good half an hour. As you could easily understand I wanted to take him with me, unfortunately customs would of had a field day with me.
The Tumalog falls I hiked up to with some Sweedish travel buddies in Oslob. Although the hectic hike was a drain in the extreme heat, this delightful shower revitalised us before we embarked on our trek back down. One of the best waterfalls I cam across in the Philippines and that is saying something because they are not short of these.
I am not sure as to why this one made the cut for the Philippines in photography. Maybe because it describes that for most they are all on a road of struggle and that it is real! It’s no joke and to get out of that position takes more effort than what yourself and I could fathom.
To the amazing people in the Philippines i met, thank you for everything and i shall see you again some day soon. To you the viewer, I hope you enjoyed the Philippines in photography, feel free to share this page with you buddies, thanks!