This is the shore of the Apo Reef Natural Park in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines.
Being a natural park and a protected area, it is basically uninhabited and resorts are not allowed nor permitted to be built there. Its reef system is the world's second-largest contiguous coral reef system and the largest in the Philippines.
A limited number of local and foreign divers are allowed to do some scuba-diving with strict supervision from the protected area superintendent.
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Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-07 8:09
la natura delle Filippine è straordinaria perchè è evidente - come in questa foto - che è rimasta allo stato vergine, lontano dalle contaminazioni che il turismo è solito apportare.
Molto bello il soggetto e piacevole anche la composizione che unisce cielo , mare e terra in un insieme dalle tinte assai delicate.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
rychem (26798) 2014-02-07 8:24
Wiat a peaceful atmosphere in this protected arena! Very nice diagonal composition, beautiful colorful and clear photo
Miguel82 (26246) 2014-02-08 6:21
Michelle, thanks for your support I really appreciate that captur of a wild beach, natural hues, clear picture, all the best, have a good saturday
saxo042 (37602) 2014-02-08 8:28
A very beautiful view with these patches of green vegetation. Very soft and attractive colours!
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-08 8:34
Like the contrast between the vegetation and the sand on the beach. Nice diagonal presented by the beach across the frame. Beautiful calm and serene atmosphere, which I like a lot. Thanks for sharing.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-02-09 1:06
beautiful place and nature!
And we can only be glad it´s so well preserved and not completely trampled by tourists.
I like here also the color scheme of the scene with these delicate colors.
Have a nice sunday
thebest (4276) 2014-02-09 20:55
Hello dear Michelle,
Please forgive the delay in responding to your last critic... I had an overload of work etc & needed to take a short break from one of my activities...which was TE.
Now I love the simplicity of this photo - the colours & the sense of remoteness - just lovely...I can imagine myself there.
- Copyright: Mics Gumangan (Mics) (793)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus SP-510UZ
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Philippine beaches and seascapes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-07 2:14