Abandoned Lighthouse in Palau by Randy Richards

As we zipped by on our boat, we passed this old (and only) light house in Palau. It was a bit bouncy to get a good shot, but this at least shows the old light house, now leaning and powerless. Taken with a Nikon D5100 and a 75-300. This was out about 1/4 mile into the ocean off of Koror Island, the main Island of Palau.

On Dec 3 2012 Palau was hit by Super Typhoon Bopha and the remains of this lighthouse became a pile of rubble and a new hazard to boats. :<{

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I have had a camera in my hand since the late sixties! Recently someone looked at a photo display I had in a coffee shop and got goose bumps. All I try to do is to capture various aspects of God’s amazing creation and let you also enjoy what I am seeing! If you get goose bumps, that’s great. But remember I only capture what he created. He creates, I capture, we enjoy.

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  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    Nature And Man ~ FEATURES ~ November 27th, 2012

  • Thanks again, Evita. It was hard to just stand up in the boat we were in as the water was rough and the boat was going pretty fast.

    – Randy Richards

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Great capture Randy!!!

  • Thanks!!

    – Randy Richards

  • Themis
    Themisover 2 years ago
    Congratulations, your work has been featured in Your Country’s Best on Tuesday the 27th November 2012
  • Thanks much for this feature!

    – Randy Richards

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 2 years ago

    well done Randy – you’d never know you were in the chop and shooting this ~ what a catch, so wish we could know the stories this old one could tell, beautiful xx

  • Randy Richards
    Randy Richardsover 2 years ago

    This lighthouse was destroyed on Dec. 3 2012 by Super Typhoon Bophal. Good thing I got this shot a few months prior.

  • Lissie EJ
    Lissie EJover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Lissie, too bad this lighthouse and so much of Palau was damaged or destroyed by the typhoon last weekend.

    – Randy Richards

  • OldManTed74
    OldManTed74over 2 years ago

    very odd…but a excellent shot !

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 2 years ago

    thats heaps cool – great pic !

  • Too bad it was destroyed last weekend by Typhoon Bopha!

    – Randy Richards

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 2 years ago

    Works well!

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByG5 months ago
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