Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, ranked 6th in latest 7Wonders of Nature survey






Photo courtesy of the Puerto Princesa National Park Official Website.
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
PHILIPPINES
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. Currently ranked
6th among the top 77 nominees to the new 7Wonders of Nature.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Tubbataha Reef, on the spotlight...

Tubbataha Reef is currently ranked no. 2 among the top 77 nominees to the New 7 Wonder of Nature.

Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef located in the Sulu Sea, 98 nautical miles (181 km) southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, the Philippines. It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park.

A scene from Tubbataha reef featuring a large soft coral, probably measuring about four feet. The location shown seems to be ideal for soft coral growth-- fast current, about 70 feet deep, positioned on a vertical precipice or "wall".Photo & text are published by courtesy of Jeff Jeffords,at divegallery.com


As a diver looks on from far above, a large red whip coral has its tentacles extended for feeding, ideally located along a deep stretch of wall at remote Tubbataha reef. From above, the depths appear deep blue to nearly black as the sunlight is rapidly absorbed by the water, never able to reflect upward from the sandy bottom hundreds of feet below.Photo & text are published by courtesy of Jeff Jeffords,at divegallery.com


This is a typically colorful reef view from Tubbataha Reef....Photo & text are published by courtesy of Jeff Jeffords,at divegallery.com