Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Angol Rocks and Live Coral Beds

Every stretch of beach has to end somewhere and the White Beach of Boracay is no exception. I have previously featured the northern end of White Beach in my Diniwid post. This time, let me share to you its southern end made famous for amazing formations of beach rocks and live coral beds. This part of the beach has countless varieties of living coral of myriad shapes and sizes including many examples of colorful brain corals. I was informed that at low tide, most of the shelf is exposed, making it easy to explore. However, the wind was rough on both occasions I went there so I could only wander halfway and just concentrated on taking shots of the very scenic rock structures there. So here are some of the shots I have taken at that southern end of White Beach:

A Melancholic Atmosphere


A Rocky Disposition with Panay Island at the Backdrop


A Nice Place to Reflect


Woebegone


As I Sit Above The Rocks and See You Pass By...


A Welcoming See-through Cave


Cry

84 comments:

  1. astig oman. naikot mo pala talaga ang boracay. ganda kahit saan banda. kahit yung sa may pier galing din. ang linis.

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  2. Parang meron parating na twister, hehehe. Nakakatakot magswimming dto, nevertheless very picturesque place indeed.

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  3. fantastic and dramatic shots too.

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  4. the top photo is just breathtaking! who would think the photo was taken in boracay? thanks for sharing this rugged, unexplored side of bora...sun, rocks, white beach, solitude---what more can you ask for?:D

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  5. Wow! You're one lucky guy for having been able to visit such amazing places! I still wonder at times how you managed to travel that much with 2 very stressful day job.

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  6. Very beautiful beach and lovely rocks. Nice place to play hide and seek among the rocks...lol. The sea looked so blue and inviting. Nice new look of your blog.

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  7. I am now dying to visit Boracay to retrace your footsteps. Btw, those pics just made me homesick. You now owe me a drink as compensation for the undue stress and mental anguish you caused. he he

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  8. i love the way these photos come out of an ambient lighting. just fantastic composition. 1st photo is a real beauty.

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  9. tahimik na karagatan sa boracay!
    damang dama ko yung effect sa photo,kahit san pagbasehan..napakaganda...sana makabalik ulit ako dyan..2000 pako nakarating sa bora.hay!!!ang tagal na pala nun.

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  10. malaki pala ang Borakay. akala ko resort lang. kaya pala pinagkainteresan ng gobyerno.
    naawa ako sa mga matatanda na tumanda na doon.

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  11. Galing, you showed the Boracay that I never knew existed. Been there several times but always I just roamed around the "tourist spots." What an eye opener!

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  12. That see-through cave is amazing. I wonder if they allowed camping on this part of the beach, or any part that is.

    It appears like this end is more appealing than the other end, but hey both are fantastic. One of the must-sees in the Philippines.

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  13. wala ka paden pinagpabo.ang galeng mo padin kumuha ng pichurs. pichuran mo din ako.. hahaha. =)

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  14. Magnificent pictures!! as always.. you have caught our longing hearts. Hooked to the wonders of back home.

    It's true.. one can only appreciate something when it is already out of reach.

    thanks for sharing... at sa pag remind na I still have something to go back to.

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  15. I LOVE the beach. Love it! Can't go wrong with beach photos, and yours are wonderful. But I might like the last one, "Cry," best. What a great sky capture there!

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  16. I sooo love your photos, they're so colorful and your shots are like perfect. The 1st one here is my favorite - very nice contrast.

    Happy Shooting!

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  17. great shots! its the side of boracay that i wasn't able to explore when i was there.

    kaya kelangan makapunta uli to enjoy the sea, the sight and to capture the feeling.

    your captions set a mood at parang naririnig ko ang waves along the shore.

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  18. No hay mejor escultor que la propia naturaleza, preciosa serie.
    Un abrazo

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  19. @ the dong - oo nga dom, malinis sa island na yun at well maintained talaga at di ka magsasawa sa mga lilibutan. sarap nga bumalik uli eh.

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  20. @ kegler747 - umuulan nga sa dagat that time eh. malakas pa alon kaya mahirap mag-navigate sa mga batuhan pero ok na rin kasi maganda naman mga rock formations.

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  21. @ evlahos - thanks. the gloomy weather difinitely added drama to the shots.

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  22. @ luna miranda - san ka pa di ba? this is one of the best places i have been to and i will definitely go back here soon.

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  23. @ share my point of view - i keep on wondering myself lols. but something really has to give...

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  24. @ alicesg - thanks. the place is such a beauty really.

    i have gone black for my blog.

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  25. @ r-yo - hahaha panyero. i owe you one.

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  26. @ eye in the sky - thanks. credits go to the weather that time.

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  27. @ ever - parekoy tagal na pala non, 8 years na. dapat talagang bumisita ka na uli sa boracay pag uwi mo sa pinas.

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  28. @ nanaybelen - isang malaki at magandang isla nanay. may laban pa naman ang mga landowners doon basta mapatunayan nila na matagal na sila occupants ng isla mga way back 1940s.

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  29. @ twin - i usually visit the tourist spots first and then the off-the-beaten-tracks next. sarap kasi mag-explore sa isang lugar na di ko pa napupuntahan eh.

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  30. @ photo-cache - i didn't see any campers along the white beach. there are budget accomodations there so there is really no need for camping.

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  31. @ tentay - hey...welcome back...sige ba pichuran kita. pose na.

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  32. @ em - thanks and you are very much welcome. i really just wanna share these wonderful places to everyone specially my brother and his family now living in the states at para makita rin ng mga pamangkin ko doon na maganda ang kanilang unang bansang pilipinas.

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  33. @ louise - thank you very much. i truly agree. no one can go wrong with beach photos.

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  34. @ ms. hays - thank you very much. i really appreciate the warm comment.

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  35. @ juleste - the place is just really wonderful at masarap talaga balikan.

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  36. @ luke wiley - indeed. one of the best features of boracay.

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  37. @ george - gracias senor gracias.

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  38. Wow .. each photo outdoes the last. What a beautiful place and what a great talent you are.

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  39. wow, mukhang nagalugad mo talaga ang bawat nook and cranny and cave ng boracay...something i didn't experience when i went island-hopping there 3 years ago. hehe.

    dapat gawing postcard ang mga litratong ito...you don't see these at national bookstore! hehe. :)

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  40. A less well know sight of Boracay...
    beautiful !

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  41. wala akong masabi sa framing at composition ng mga pics. galing mo kuya oman! pinakagusto ko yung first pic.

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  42. balik tayo. sabihin mo lang kung kelan balak mong bumalik baka magkasama na tayo kasama ibang bros.

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  43. Hi Sir, been there to boracay quite a few times but never been to these places. We're limited to hotel packages, hope you give some tips, hehe..

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  44. Astig! Love the rocky disposition of the beach.

    :D

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  45. Awesome shots! My favorite is the one with sail boat on it...

    Dramatic shot!

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  46. anong gamit mong cam? nikon ba or cannon sabi kasi nila dati ang nikkon maganda daw pero ngayon cannon na... ano suggestion mo balak ko bumili ng slr e alam mo naman ako mayaman hahhah! sabihin mo sa sis mo paramdam naman sa blog ko... kikilalanin ko lang naman sya walang halong malisya!

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  47. kaingit ingit ka pa rin parekoy! :)

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  48. Beautifully composed series!

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  49. @ hilary - wow. thank you. i am glad you are enjoying the pics.

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  50. @ fortuitous faery - there is always something new to explore in every place kaya balik ka na doon.

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  51. @ sidney - yup. only few people go there.

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  52. @ beero - salamat naman at nagustuhan mo mga pics bro. nareceive mo na ba yung mga postcards kasi yung iba nareceive na eh.

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  53. @ the dong - cge para mas ma explore mo rin yung lugar. although i have plans of exploring the main island naman of panay next time.

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  54. @ lakadpagong - sure, just be specific on what you want and i am glad to help.

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  55. @ kyels - thanks. there are lovely rocks at both ends of the white beach.

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  56. @ rintjez - thanks. that was one of my fave shots in this post.

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  57. @ mang badoy - canon user ako. since mayaman ka i suggest you buy the top end yung mark II tapos bili ka agad ng mga lens na IS gold series. ayos na ayos yun parekoy.

    sige sasabihin ko sa sis ko magparamdam sa blog ko.

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  58. @ kuri - uy salamat sa pagbisita uli. wag ka maiingit, libot din kayo ni wifey mo.

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  59. @ john - thanks. glad you like the photos here.

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  60. All beautiful...I like your captions for each one, too. My favorite is the little sailboat, because I haven't gone sailing in many, many years, and I would love to take my boys.

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  61. Beautiful beach, What a great place to take a camera and snap away!

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  62. What an amazing journey you're taking! I don't know how you can concentrate on your studies...I went over to read your post on Animal Rights...lovely work. Thanks for coming in to my place and leaving such a nice comment. We live for the comment, lol!
    Sandi

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  63. LS: It was so nice that the neat sailboat gave you all the great photo opts with this outstanding coastline. I would really like to be there for a while.

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  64. Your photos are just amazing. GREAT job. SALAMAT!

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  65. ganyan malamang ang itsura nung white beach bago pa naging super commercialized. napaka peaceful.

    astig ang mga pics, lalo na yung huli. na-capture yung ulan sa background =)

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  66. What great shots! I love the sail boat!although the yacht looks nice as well....

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  67. wag wag ngayon ang pichur. upset mode. ang dami ko namiss sa blog. haha.

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  68. Absolutely fantastic, what a beautiful place.

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  69. Ganda ng colours! Galing! Galing!

    That's my boy 2008!

    :)

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  70. @ leora - i love sailing but never had a chance to sail in a big boat yet. boracay sailboats are bit small but just perfect for that sunset sail.

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  71. @ your EG Tour Guide - i couldn't agree more. i love capturing the moment so i cud always have something to look back to.

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  72. @ sandi mcbride - how right you are. it is in comments that we learn what to do next and share next. it is in comments where i have learned that my previous template is an eyesore lols. thanks for the visit.

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  73. @ fishing guy - thanks. lot's of sailboats there so everyone will have ample opportunity to captures ascene like i did.

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  74. @ phivos nicolaides - thanks you very much.

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  75. @ carlotta - yes. sa bandang dulo lang ito pero meron narin bagong resort na kinoconstruct on the hill above the rocks eh, sana di maapektuhan yung peacefulness ng area na to.

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  76. @ tentay - balik lang hehehe. sige next time na lang pichur pichur.

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  77. @ kris jasper - uy eat bulaga yun di ba?

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  78. Breathtaking! These views are magnificent!

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  79. Nice set of photos here...

    I like the way you frame the scenery in the first photo with the sorrounding rocks...

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