Floating Islands in the Philippines

The day started off peacefully, navigating the Hundred Islands National Park in a bangka. Late afternoon the wind picked up with the water becoming choppy. I used a dark neutral density filter to take long exposures from Quezon Island so the water would appear smooth. The result was the island appearing to float with the underwater coral visible. On the way back to the mainland a storm hit, rain blowing sideways, and the boat unexpectedly stopping far from shore as darkness set in. Fortunately another boat came to our rescue, towing us safely back to shore.

Quezon Island overlooking a floating island at the Hundred Island National Park in northern Philippines.

Quezon Island overlooking a floating island at the Hundred Island National Park in northern Philippines.