Philippines Oceanic

Palawan, Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago consisting of over seven thousand islands. As such, the diversity of nature and manmade attractions are plenty and breath-taking. From the buzz of the capital, Manila, to the serenity of a pristine sandbar, Philippines has it all for the photographer.

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Choppy waters en route to El Nido
Alpha 7R III | FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM | 21 mm | 1/200 sec | F3.5 | ISO 2500
Island view of El Nido by the sea
Alpha 7R III | FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM | 70 mm | 1/200 sec | F18 | ISO 100
Island structure of El Nido
Alpha 7R III | FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM | 28 mm | 1/100 sec | F2.8 | ISO 64
El Nido in the daytime
Alpha 7R III | FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM | 45 mm | 1/20 sec | F22 | ISO 50
El Nido rock formations against starry night skies
Alpha 7R III | FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM | 16 mm | 30 sec | F4.5 | ISO 3200

Hannah's Thoughts:

El Nido is paradise on earth. It is the launching pad for exploring Palawan’s stunning Bacuit Archipelago. El Nido, or ‘nest’ in Spanish, was named after the tiny swiftlets that built edible nests out of saliva in the limestone cliffs. At the beach, you can see the magnificent Cadlao Island behind the small armada of motorised bancas – the catamaran style boats. The light was just striking the top of the Cadlao Island; nature’s cue to start shooting. With the FE 24-70mm F2.8 G Master lens at 70 mm, Cadlao island was accentuated. In the foreground, the bancas bopped gently with the tide at each snap. The G Master lens’ excellent resolution across the frame made every shot a keeper. The sunlit rock and trees in the background of the image were packed with the details, as were the motorized bancas at the bottom of the image.

An Exploration of Oceanic Wonders

A visage of crashing waves, blazing skies and sandy shorelines truly sets the spirit free and imbues one with a deep sense of wonder. Join this photographic journey, as we take in the beauty of the seascape around the region and discover how each culture embraces the greatness of the sea.
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