Coron Island (A certain shade of Green)


This is so unreal! The original ballog and sursurvisor is stuck in Ilocos as usual. I can’t pretend  to ignore such gorgeous outdoor photos shot in scenic Coron Island in the Calamian Islands in Palawan, most blessed region in the Philippines and consistently adjudged the ultimate destination for the nature junkies.

Martine and Ericke are making me green with envy. They stayed at the Sunz En Coron and hopped to places like Siete Pecados, Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon and some wreck dive sites. Dreaming…

ParadiseChillCoron-ersFishyOcean LoveKewl!BluesA shade of greenKarstNeonUnder the SeaStripeySea CreatureBoat Ride


Sun ExposureSurfaceOlive and Popeye

Olive and Popeye

Beach TreesTropicalJuicePalawanSoda  PopCrabbyShadeBaskPooolsideEricke on InstagramTouristsCruiseIn awe...Save the ForestCoron Airport

Photos from Surpisingly Kitsch
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George Tapan’s winning photo in National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

“Into the Green Zone” National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 Places Winner Photographed by George Tapan Location: Onuk Island, Balabac, Palawan, Philippines

Veteran Filipino photographer George Tapan wins top place in the prestigious National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 Places Category for his composition, Into the Green Zone. The contest was judged by National Geographic magazine photographers Tim Laman, Amy Toensing, and Peter Essick.

The photo has all the right elements. Tim Laman says Tapan “showed a perfect sense of timing and composition in the way he captured the two small human subjects in this beautiful scene, and that really made the shot.” Toensing notes that the photo “compellingly shows a sense of place” while Essick says “the photographer has documented a sense of style and flair.” Read more here.

If I may add, the photo, which was shot in one of the Philippines’ extremely beautiful areas, also conveys that sense of pride.

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