Photographer's Note

Carabaos are indigenous to Southeast Asia; as waves of migration into the Philippines occurred, the carabao were captured and domesticated.

The carabao is considered as a national symbol of the Philippines. Carabaos are often used by farmers in the Philippines. It is one of the most important animals in the country specially in agriculture.

The carabao is also considered a national symbol of Guam. They were imported into Guam from the Philippines in the late 1600s during the Spanish colonial administration of Guam as a beast of burden and as transportation. They were used for farming and to pull "carabao carts." As recently as the early 1960s.

I took this picture while hiking up to the Bathala Caves in Marinduque, Santa Cruz, Typhoon Reming/Durian devasted the island, and the typical route was destroyed by tree's etc, so we took a new route through the Rice fields, and through some intresting area's, which in turn provided some intresting Pictures.

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  • Copyright: Tom Torrijos (tomauer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 149 W: 2 N: 90] (316)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-01-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-03-28 5:10
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