Her Story?

We all have a story. It is an inherent part of being a part of the human race. Some of us seemingly have the ability to carry our story on our faces. I had the privilege of meeting this sweet lady while visiting the Philippines. She has lived on the small Island of Bantayan all…

Perspective Of An Arachnid

Something a little creepy for your Friday the 13th. I was with a group in the Philippines helping rebuild part of a school that was damaged by Typhoon Haiyan. I saw this little spider climbing on this leaf while taking our break for lunch. I am fairly arachnophobic, so trying to capture this creepy guy…

Secluded Hideaway

This beautifully railed staircase led down to a cave-like enclosure, giving access to a secluded section of beach on the Philippine Sea.

Sandy Snail

I found this small snail making its way slowly across the beach on Bantayan Island in the Philippines. It was early, just before the sun rose, and I was on my way to the ferry-boat to return to Cebu Island. Several of these snails, some small crabs, and myself seemed to be the only things…

Tube Feet

Whether you are a creationist or a evolutionist you have to admit the sheer volume of variations of life on this planet is astonishing. A sea star propels itself forward with hundreds of these tube feet.  The end of the feet are like suction cups that snare its prey. These astonishing creatures can regenerate their entire bodies from a…

Jagged-tooth Shell

I found this jagged-tooth looking seashell on a small remote beach of the Philippine Sea while on a day trip snorkeling adventure from the main Island of Cebu. I’ve never seen anything quite like it and, seeing as how nothing was living in it, I brought it home and adorned a shelf with it. It helps me…

Island Game

I found this quaint, yet inviting volleyball court while traveling on the remote roads of Batan Island in the Philippines. Filipino people in general have endured a lot of poverty and horrific typhoons, but remain some of the most joyful, optimistic, and welcoming people I have ever had the privilege of interacting with. I truly believe that happiness…

White Star

A Sea Star, also known as a starfish, is an amazing creature. The suction cup tentacles propel the star and are also used to pull prey into its mouth in the center of its body. According to National Geographic, there are over 2,000 species of these amazing creatures that can regenerate severed limbs. In some cases they have been…

Angry Hermit

While wading through the shallow, crystal clear water’s of the Philippine Sea near Mactan Island, I came across a beautiful seashell just under the water’s surface. I like to collect things like shells and rocks when I am abroad so this looked like the perfect item to take home. I lifted the shell out of the water and this hermit…

Lit Jungle

It is amazing to see how far our modern society has reached into the untamed places of this planet. This small light fixture is on a rugged pathway through the thick jungles of Batan Island in the Philippines. The path leads to a beautiful cliff side restaurant completely unexpected in its locale. The power cables for the…

Endless Ocean

This was taken in the Philippine Sea near Mactan Island . The crystal clear shallow water makes for gorgeous expansive views of the ocean, which in truth is really only a small bay.

Pink Philippine Flower

I found this flower, along with about twenty just like it, growing in a small pond in Cebu City, Philippines. The drops of dew on the petals and the early morning light highlight the pink color in such an incredible way. This has long been one of my favorite flower photos.