Friday, October 7, 2011

Moody skies over Coron Island [SWF]

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Moody skies over Coron Island in the Calamianes.  The dramatic limestone formations look menacing  under the blanket of dark clouds.

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Coron Island is the largest limestone rock formation in the Philippines; "coron" comes from the Tagbanua word for "enclosed", stemming from its towering cliffs and mountains shielding the island on three sides.

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Beneath the pristine water surrounding Coron Island is one of the world's best dive sites for its well-preserved World War II wrecks.  The coral gardens are also amazing.

Coron Island is open and accessible to the outside world now, but it's a protected area beyond the contemporary sense, and will remain protected for as long as the Tagbanua live here.  

@ mirandablue
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.  May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. ~ Edward Abbey


More beautiful skies from around the world at Sky-Watch Friday

29 comments:

Photo Cache said...

must be nice to visit that popular place. show us more.

DJ said...

Wow, so beautiful! No wonder you mentioned this as the most amazing place you've been recently :)

Kim, USA said...

I am very proud this place is in the Philippines.

Sunset Galore

AL said...

Hmmm Coron...I know I will be there someday soon.

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

Moody skies indeed! And what a beautiful place! Love to visit there! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots of the crooked mountains against the drama of the sky!

Hildred and Charles said...

These are very beautiful and dramatic photos.

magiceye said...

the last pic is spectacular!

Karen said...

A terrific series of shots!

Indrani said...

Postcard perfect shots.

Jidhu Jose said...

Great shots
happy SWF

thomas said...

Wow! the row of hills is so nice.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful place.

Regards and best wishes

eileeninmd said...

The scenery is still beautiful under those dramatic skies. Lovely photos. Happy skywatching!

docgelo said...

i like the photo of the sailboat!
wonderful...

LadyD said...

I like your moody skies over this beautiful place. I am a new follower!

Louis la Vache said...

Fine SWF images!

Explorerminded said...

awesome views!

EG Wow said...

Very moody! I think I'd be afraid to be out in that boat.

Mike said...

Great shots of the mountains :)

JM said...

Wonderful! And what a gorgeous header!

Cildemer said...

Very nice scenery!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a nice and happy weekend****

JamericanSpice said...

I can almost smell the water..

chubskulit said...

Love that last shot!

eden said...

Very nice photos. Hope I can visit this place someday.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Awesome shots, Luna

My late visit here

kat-in-the-kitchen said...

you captured it perfectly Luna...perfect talaga.

Thanks for the visit anyway.

Andrea said...

beautiful photos, i haven't been there. Those mountain designs somehow look like the limestone mountain ranges in Guilin, China, but just younger!