Mangrove plantation by Tim Edmonds

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Doljo Point, Panglao Island, Philippines

I always find it a bit of a mental battle getting up for sunrise shoots….especially when I’m on holiday. Good job I had arranged for a local lad to to pick me up at 4:30am and take me to this spot on the back of his motorcycle so I couldn’t just roll over and flag it.

As I was taking this shot a local villager came over and explained that they had planted 6000 of these mangrove trees as part of a government assistance program to help prevent further erosion of the Point and to preserve the fish supply they rely on.

It was certainly one of the most unique scenes I’ve photographed.

ISO200, F8, 1/100, 10mm

Comments

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Fireover 4 years ago

    Very interesting shot, wow, single flowers growing out of waters …looks surreal :)

  • Rémi Bridot
    Rémi Bridotover 4 years ago

    Invit for our group “The Silky Touch”

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

    We would welcome this addition to our WIDE ANGLE PHOTOGRAPHY Group with any of your wide angle images. Best wishes, Polly :)

  • tricouni53
    tricouni53over 4 years ago

    Nice capture.

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 4 years ago

    A great shot Tim!

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Wilderness somewhere…..”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 4 years ago

    outstanding image so stuning love it

  • Photos - Pauline Wherrell
    Photos - Pauli...over 4 years ago

    Such an incredible shot!

  • silvercircles
    silvercirclesover 4 years ago

    Quite an interesting sight!

  • Judy Crayton
    Judy Craytonabout 4 years ago

    I love, love, LOVE this picture :) I would go and just lie on my stomach and look at it all day. I’m not even sure why. I do especially like small flowers on long stems. But the gold continuing as far as you can see is good. It’s fun hearing the story behind it.
    So what kind of trees do they turn out to be. I guess I will go look it up and come back and add that info :) Thanks for the picture.

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