A Beach in Limestone. Coron, Palawan, Philippines


Related Images

A Little Swimmer A Stairway,  Varenna A Mini Spaceship A Fishermans Morning A perfect Robin Taking a Drink! Taking a break rien à droite...! A warm Morning A lontananza A barn a hug Take a Seat A Bit Concerned just a cloud a perpetual epiphany A l'ouest a little fog A story. A Sanctuary


License: Creative Commons - Attribution
Author: Ray in Manila
Description:
Coron is famous for its World War II wreck diving, and the site has been named in many lists of top dive spots in the world. In September 1944, a fleet of Japanese ships hiding in the harbour were sunk in a daring raid by the US navy. The result is around ten well preserved underwater shipwrecks surrounded with coral reef. Coron limestone was formed 260 million years ago as a coral reef along the length of Southeast Asia and was part of the China Continental Crust. It was later rafted to its present location north of Palawan by tectonic movements. They were uplifted by tectonism some 30 million years ago and then extensively eroded by waves and monsoon rains to create its present unique “karst” topography. These limestone crops rise dramatically as cathedral-like formations more 400 meters above sea level. Palawan has recently been named by Conde Nast Traveller as The Best Island in The World for the second year running.

Credit:

Select Image Size
Square 75X75 View Download
Large Square 150X150 View Download
Thumbnail 100X58 View Download
Small 240X140 View Download
Small 320 320X186 View Download
Small 400 400X233 View Download
Medium 500X291 View Download
Medium 640 640X372 View Download
Medium 800 800X465 View Download
Large 1024X596 View Download
Large 1600 1600X931 View Download
Large 2048 1860X1082 View Download
Original 1860X1082 View Download