Travel Photography — Banka (pump-boats) Palawan, Philippines

Palawan is the westernmost Region of the Philippines, this island province's largest island is the long (450km) and thin (50km at its widest) island with the same name. Home to some of the world's finest beaches, natural beauty, and marine and land biodiversity; my family and I went looking for relaxation and a bit of culture.

I hadn't been to the Philippines since a 1991 month-long overland trip from Manilla to the tiny, but beautiful, Island of Camiguin -- a mere 10km from Mindanao. Philippines didn't disappoint then, nor does it now. Although my Nikon FM2 was stolen from under my cot that I was sharing with a Lufthansa stewardess on a crowded ship (yes, I've always wanted to write that), I still came out with many rolls of film. My favorite photos from that trip were of the ubiquitous bangka outrigger boats that could be seen plying the seas everywhere.

This was a family trip, but I still gave myself a bit of a focus; the traditional bangka, also called pump boats.

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Sunset at beach in Coron, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

 

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A banka (pump-boat) floats in El Nido sunset, Palawan, Philippines

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Fisherman sits on a banka (pump-boat) in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Banka (pump-boat) ‘Orange Pearl’ floats in clear water off Coron in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Starfish and banka (pump-boat) near El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines

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Fishermen on banka (pump-boat) in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Palm trees, beach, bankas (pump-boats) and Turtle Island in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Setting sun casts Coconut shadow across tropicla beach in Palawan

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Tropical palms trees shade resort beach huts and Swimming Pool

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Beached banka (pump-boat) catches tropical afternoon light, Palawan, Philippines

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Beach hut and palm trees on Tropical ocean resort, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Coconut Palm Grove, Coron, Palawan Island, Philippines

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Banka (pump-boat) on beach with tropical sunset backdrop, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Romantic table for two on wharf overlooking cape at sunset, Palawan, Philippines

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Banka (pump-boat);and tropical sunset, Palawan, Philippines

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Banka (pump-boat), Coron, Palawan Island, Philippines

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Pontoon Boat at night, Coron, Palawan Island, Philippines

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Banka (pump-boat), Coron, Palawan Island, Philippines

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Cape in tropical sunset glow. Coron, Palawan Island, Philippines

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