The Liguasan of tomorrow

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 future and access to archives becomes restricted. I thank my […]

Portraiture… of the underwater kind

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. Like crabby crabs… Of different kinds. All of them […]

Conversation series: Cuttlefish plays seaweed

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, and stare again, before finally making eye contact, while cuttlefish […]

Flying gurnard it’s called, awesome I call it

It was one of those dives that teach you to be mindful of everything around you even if you’re supposed to be doing something else… like deflating your BCD to descend to the oceanfloor. My buddy Peewee was already down there and videoing something, which I quickly noticed was a flying gurnard.┬áThis was in 2008 […]