Busuanga Is. in the Calamianes group in northern Palawan is an adventurers’ and divers’ paradise because of its natural wonders, world class dive sites, beaches and (stunted) African wildlife in Calauit. But coming in from Puerto Princesa via a plane is another traveler’s treat: the wild and domesticated environment as viewed from the aircraft’s window.
Verdant forests as well as estaurine tributaries with its pockets of mangroves. Low hills with patches of cultivated areas but most of the times denuded. And of course, man made its mark as a rough road cuts through the green.
To enjoy these views, it is better to take the after lunch flight of Seair from Puerto Princesa to Busuanga as the afternoon light renders a golden hue down below. Also, since the Francisco Reyes Airport is located at the northern part of the area, there is much wider scenery that can be viewed than taking a flight from Manila.
The views within the Bacuit Archipelago (El Nido is located here) is also quite exhilarating.
Photographing, however needs some skills. Fast shutter speed is needed and if your camera isn’t up to the task, a higher ISO will be required. This also entails lots of trial and error. Just ensure that you are at window side and not directly at the wing as it will block the views. Lastly, windows should be clear, not foggy and shoot in RAW so that you can make adjustments.
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