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Emerald Pool by Michael Anderson

Emerald Pool

El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines

The underwater world is illuminated beneath this calm lagoon bathed in afternoon light. El Nido and Bacuit Bay on the north end of Palawan island are home to some of the most magnificent scenery in all of Asia. I came here in 2006 when it was a tiny little village without electricity and very few tourists. People are slowly discovering the area now, but it still retains it's rustic charm and the outer islands remain mostly pristine and protected.

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Taken on December 12, 2012