Lagen Island

Seeing Lagen Island from a distance

It seems to float, a planet of its own, Lagen Island from a distance

It seems to float, a planet of its own, Lagen Island from a distance

It looked like a planet, with greens and blues and earth but it was floating on the water. The vertical rockface soared into the heavens while ripples from the sea’s currents distorted the almost mirror like reflection. Its thick vegetation covering most of its surface like a carpet of green.

Lagen Island is just beautiful. From a distance. I was staring at it in amazement for a few minutes and I was in awe. From time to time, I break the gaze by triggering the shutter of my camera, never mind if I had already taken several frames. The view was just too perfect that I was afraid that I might not photograph it well.

Awe. That’s what you will definitely experience when you’re in El Nido. It captures your imagination. You feel as if you’re in a dream, a beautiful dream that you would not want to wake up. Its a stunning scenery that just blows you away. And leave you smiling.

Smiling, happy, but still unbelieving that its not a dream.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

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  1. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    September 4, 2014 @ 22:18

    Seeing Lagen Island from a distance: It seems to float, a planet of its own, Lagen Island from a distance
    It l… http://t.co/Fx2JLDy2qu

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