The Surfer's Journal has been (and will continue to be) the top choice for a "Reader-Supported" surf publications available today. On a recent trip to the pacific island paradise of the Philippines, we found ourselves surrounded by amazing waves and funky jungle adventures. Add in a few days zooming around the metropolitan monster known as Manila and you have the Island Images Photography Surfer's Journal, Philippines.
Luzon is the largest island in the Philippine archipelago. This, northern most region of the Republic of the Philippines, is the location of the country's capital and most densely populated metropolitan area, Manila. With an approximate population of 25.5 million inhabitants, Manila and it's adjacent districts offer a glimpse into one of Asia's busiest cities.
To get a taste of Manila city life, check out the video below.....
Time Lapse Photography - Manila, Philippines
Despite the unique beauty and amazing speed of the city, we chose to venture out of the "hustle and bustle" and into more natural jungles of Luzon. We traded in the infinity pools of Makati for local fishing villages lined with bangka boats and the occasional rideable point break. The iconic war movie Apocalypse Now (1979) was filmed on the island of Luzon. In a particular scene, LTCOL Kilgore (played by Robert Duval) orders his battalion to secure a particular beach so that the American soldiers can surf. Part of Kilgore's justification was that
Surf-able waves can be found year round on the island of Oahu. A surfer would only need to know which shoreline to explore. So, while many parts of the mainland United States was setting record-breaking lows (temperature-wise), the Hawaiian island chain was more like a polynesian winter wonderland.
Welcome to the Island Images Photography Blog. Here we showcase a selection of our images from the past twelve years. Click the links on the right side of this page to read and view our company blog posts. Short narrative excerpts give the viewer an idea of what it was like to be in and/or around the water that day.....