Sunday, April 3, 2011

Philippines Photo Tour to Dumaguete and Tubbataha

The shot above is of me photographing a hawksbill turtle by my friend Tim Grollimund, one of our guests from a recent tour to the Philippines. In fact, I'm still at LAX, with a long layover before catching the Red-Eye home to MIA.

We chartered a week on the Atlantis Azores to Tubbataha Atoll, with a few shoot days at the Atlantis resort in Dumaguete at the front end of the tour. While we were hampered by strong winds for a couple of days that made for a bumpy ride to the atoll and some reduced visibility overall, when it was good it was very good!

Terrific hard corals at both Tubbataha and Apo Island (offshore of Dumaguete), while Tubbataha delivered the wall diving and Dumaguete was best for macro critters. Here's a brief overview of some of my photo-ops: