Danjugan Series 2 (Danjugan Island Marine Reserve & Wildlife Sanctuary is a privately-owned island under barangay Bulata in Cauayan Negros Occidental. It is open to those who pass the application process to experience conservation work for species and habitats.) “DANJUGAN is not a resort. It … Continue reading Incidental Marine Life Lessons
Danjugan Series 1 (Danjugan Island Marine Reserve & Wildlife Sanctuary is a privately-owned island under barangay Bulata in Cauayan Negros Occidental. It is open to those who pass the application process to experience conservation work for species and habitats. While it has board and lodging … Continue reading Meeting the Tabon bird
My article: “From terrorism to ecotourism” was published in Sun.Star Davao last February 17, 2019. Here is the link: https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1792911/Davao/Weekend/From-terrorism-to-ecotourism I’m copying the full text here just to make sure that it stays online even when Sun.Star might choose to change its website in the … Continue reading The Liguasan of tomorrow
It was our first morning in Liloan, Cebu. I haven’t quite shed off the weariness of regular work, and so was not willing to wake up by sunrise to greet the morning hello, despite the encouragement of the caretaker outside our room the day before. … Continue reading A good morning
We’re still underwater, from my collection of years ago.
Since we’ve already tackled “connections”, here are some of those photos I most treasure because of the subjects’ seeming willingness to have their portraits taken.
It’s a joy to establish such connection with creatures in the wild.
Indeed, to establish connection with nature is a joy to behold and these are but a few of the joy the underwater world has shared. How much longer will they be down there to showcase a world so different from ours? For as long as we keep our oceans clean… At the rate we are dumping wastes and silt into it, however, this beauty may no longer be there for the next generation to behold.
I’m not into the occult nor into elementals. I cringe at those who dress up like gypsies and dance under the full moon. I just instinctively know that we, humans, are just sharing this world with everyone else and all it needs is for someone … Continue reading Conversation series: Curious cowfish
Underwater critters make the best camouflage, and had it not for that strange feeling that something was watching you, this cuttlefish of Kaputian Beach in the Island Garden City of Samal would have gone unnoticed. It’s one of those times when you stop and stare, … Continue reading Conversation series: Cuttlefish plays seaweed
The devil stinger fish wasn’t named such for nothing. Known also as demon stinger (Inimicus didactylus), it is related to the venomous stonefish. It is covered with venomous spines, but most of all, it is plain ugly. I usually see them black with yellowish, “snake-y” … Continue reading The devil
The phrase isn’t really appropriate as these birds are nowhere near a coop. They were in their nest. I would’ve loved having found them while they were still eggs, but my housemate didn’t tell me about them until after my arrived from Bali and the … Continue reading Flying the coop
It was in 2008 when buddy Carlos and I were still so hooked on the macro critters of Kaputian Beach in the Island Garden City of Samal. I picked up a coral rubble filled broken drinking glass and found myself staring eye to eye with … Continue reading My first poison ocellate octopus