15 Awesome Aerial Photos of Mindanao
Ida Damo | Apr 01, 2014
Mindanao remains a mystery for a lot of Filipinos. Its vast landscapes and seascapes are home to limitless splendid sights. Let Len Jingco and Joseph Gumia of the Aerial Photographers of the Philippines open your eyes to the beauty of the so-called "Promised Land" of the Philippines.
1) Arangasa Island, Aras-arasan, Surigao del Sur
Arangasa Island is locally known as Puro Island. The locals thrive on fishing, and seafood is abundant and delicious. Read our related articles.
2) Polomolok Pineapple Plantation, South Cotabato
Polomolok is a 1st-class municipality in South Cotabato. It celebrates its T’Nalak Festival in July, in time for the province’s founding anniversary. Read our T'nalak Festival article.
3) Sta. Maria, Davao Occidental
Sta. Maria is a 2nd-class municipality in the newest province of the Philippines, Davao Occidental.
4) Umangon Island, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur
Umangon Island is a fish sanctuary.
5) Tibungco, Davao City
Tibungco is part of the largest city in the world in terms of land area, Davao City. View our fun & fact-filled Davao map.
6) Cagwait Cove, Cagwait, Surigao del Sur
Cagwait Cove is a hidden paradise in the province of Suriago del Sur. Read our Cagwait article.
7) Agusan River
Agusan River is the longest river in Mindanao. Its source is Tagum, Davao del Norte, while its mouth is at Butuan Bay, with a total length of 350 kilometers.
8) Panabo City Sea Cages
Panabo City, Davao del Norte’s mariculture park, is a sight to behold from above as different fish cages dot its waters.
9) Hagonoy Island, Britania Group of Islands, Surigao del Sur
Hagonoy Island is one of the islands that tourists can hop and swim in at the Britania Group of Islands. Read our Britania Islands article.
10) Sarangani, Balut, and Olanivan Islands, Davao Occidental
These three islands are part of the newest province in the Philippines, Davao Occidental. Read our Balut Island article.
11) Pineapple Plantation, Valencia, Bukidnon
Bukidnon is home to one of the largest pineapple plantations in the country. Read about one of Bukidnon's waterfalls.
12) Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
Lake Sebu is home to the T’Boli tribe, the dreamweavers of the T’Nalak cloth. Aside from the lake itself, its Seven Falls are a popular tourist attraction. Read our Lake Sebu article.
13) Bon-bonon Islet, Britania Group of Islands, Surigao del Sur
Bon-bonon Islet is the outermost island of the Britania Group of Islands and directly faces the Pacific Ocean. Read our Britania Islands article.
14) Tinuy-an Falls, Bislig, Surigao del Sur
Tinuy-an Falls is considered as the Niagara Falls of the Philippines. Read our Tinuy-an Falls article.
15) Tboli, South Cotabato
T’Boli, South Cotabato is the ancestral land of the T’Boli and B’laan indigenous peoples of Mindanao. Read our T'nalak Festival article.