We oftentimes fail to recognize something we know to be familiar, when viewed from a different angle. Same principle in solving problems, looking at it from outside the box. The Philippines, with its numerous world-class beaches, is a good place to test if you can still identify the location when viewed from a drone. Let’s see if you recognize these drone-captured, VisitPinas-tagged photographs in Instagram:
Look at this photo:
Take a guess before reading any further. No cheating.
This is Daku Island in Siargao, Surigao. You got it correct?
Near Daku Island is another white beach-island, with no vegetation growing on it. A little smaller and it’s just a sandbar. Looks awesome from up there. Look:
This one, we have a clue: pink, with those vintas “just like what we get from ref magnets,” according to Paul Labiste.
This is the Pink Beach at Sta. Cruz Island, Zamboanga City. Check Paul’s Instagram account, @wander_paul, for more photos).
Looking at the photo below, we realized that you don’t really need a drone to get a bird’s eye view of the beach — you can simply climb a coconut tree. We can’t tell if this is a drone shot or snapped from a coconut tree, but it really doesn’t matter. It looks nice, so, take a guess which beach this is:
This is Matahum Beach in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, photo courtesy of matahumbeach.
We all have our talents, we’d like to think. Some individuals, like those featured in this post, obviously have the eye and skill to take lovely shots. One talented guy, Forth Pangilinan (check his Instagram account, @carlosquatro, for more photos), states that he loves photography because he sees God in every picture.
Look at this creation and guess what beach-island this is.
If you answered the Virgin Island in Panglao, Bohol, then you’re better than us because we got it wrong.
It’s amazing how beaches that are regularly featured here look different from another angle. This one is a crowd favorite, the subject of so many featured photos here in VisitPinas.
This drone shot of Onok Island, Balabac in Palawan, is, according to Kurt, the handiwork of Diana Hermogenes (check her Instagram account, @dianazoned, for more photos) And if that’s not too clear for you, here’s a more relaxed shot, same island, also from Kurt:
How about this beach photo by GraceMendoza (check her Instagram account, @gracemendoza92, for more photos), take a guess, what place is this?
This is in Lakawon Island, Cadiz, Negros Occidental, Philippines.
[We’ll be revising this photo to add more drone shots. Tag us with your drone shots of beaches so we can include here.]
[Photos reproduced with permission (thanks). Tag your Philippine travel photos with #visitpinas so we can track it down. Photos will be featured in this blog’s photo of the day and in instagram/VisitPinas, facebook/VisitPinas, twitter/VisitPinas.]