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Around the World Through a Photographer’s Lens : The Philippines

Around The World Through a Photographer’s Lens: The Philippines

Words and Photos by Dave Stamboulis

Around the World Through a Photographer’s Lens is a weekly feature from Award Wiinning travel photographer and writer, Dave Stamboulis.  Every Monday afternoon you can find Dave’s work here at Vagobond. See the world through a photographer’s lens.

The Philippines is known for its colorful festivals, beautiful beaches, and stunning rice terraces.

1) Fire eater at the Black Nazarene Festival in Manila

Fire eater at the Black Nazarene Festival in Manila
2) Costumed girls at Sinulog, the country’s biggest festival, in Cebu

Costumed girls at Sinulog, the country's biggest festival, in Cebu
3) Smiles and colors are all the rage at the Ati Atihan festival in Kalibo

Ati Atihan festival in Kalib
4) Beautiful empty beaches are the norm in Palawan

Palawan
5) Pristine Snake Island in Palawan

Snake Island in Palawan
6) The Subterranean River is Palawan’s most colorful attraction

Palawan Subterranean River
7) The rice terraces of Batad in the Banaue region of the northern Philippines are some of the best in the world

Batad in the Banaue region of the northern Philippines
8) Sky reflections in the rice terraces

Batad in the Banaue region of the northern Philippines
9) A fisherman and his nets on Malapascua Island

Malapascua Island
10) Sunset over Manila Bay

Manila Bay

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Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis (Facebook Page)  is a global nomad who spent seven years traveling 40,000 kilometers around the world by bicycle. His book Odysseus Last Stand chronicles that journey. Dave resides in Bangkok, Thailand, where he works for magazines, newspapers, and stock agencies as a freelance photojournalist.  His quest for stories and images in off the beaten track places has taken him to spots such as Borneo, Ethiopia, Bolivia, and other way out locations, often reached via bicycle, kayak, or on foot.  you can check out his work at www.davestamboulis.com and his most recent photography at his Flickr.

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