What better way to welcome the new year than with photos of fireworks? These are my favorites from the bunch of photos I took, although I think my photos last year were better.
Fireworks in paradise
Fireworks over the pantalan
Happy New Year!
And some words of wisdom from my favorite captain:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
This is the first time I’ve ever done this. Hah! It was a challenge to try to summarize an entire year in just a bunch of photos but I think I got it right. Lots of challenges but lots of fun too.
Fireworks on January 1, 2012
Spending New Year’s Day on the beach
Whale shark sighting in February!!!
Trooped for the February release of ‘The Phantom Menace” 3D
March = Death Cab for Cutie live in Manila!
Our winning Earth Day artwork
At work during the Turtle Tracking Tour
Met Ian Somerhalder! Booyah!
Assisted Mr. Bobbit Suntay during his dives. Met this guy.
Cosplayed for the June Toycon
Met Vane at the Toycon!
This is me and Aids after 3 days of selling at the Toycon
Shark spotting in July!
Nature Interpretation training in August
EO-tripping at the Fuerza de Santa Isabel in Taytay
Spent my birthday in Manila!
Visited Puerto Princesa for the 2nd time
Binuatan Creations was my favorite stop during the Puerto Princesa City tour
Harvested lettuce in September!
Hauled trash to the MRF
Hung out with the Environment Team in Sibaltan in October
Friends during the EPICNESS that was the El Nido-Taytay-Apulit-Taytay-Puerto Princesa-Manila trip back home. Never been more happy to set foot in Manila
6th anniversary with Aids! And with his gift to me!
Cindy and Mervin’s wedding – my first El Nido friends to get married. Trivia: out of everyone in this photo, I’m the only one still working there.
Belated anniversary date in Corregidor
Thesis work. Oh joy.
The room I spent 2.5 months in trying to finish my thesis. Emphasis on TRYING.
Back at work, this time for Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve at work.
Christmas gift from Mavic! WHEEE
Aids’ Christmas gift to me. My reaction video to this is precious.
I took this yesterday during my first-ever Turtle Tracking Tour. Yes, I am occasionally vain enough to train a camera on myself. And hey, it does look pretty cool 🙂
The numbers for my first tour:
eight guests, four sea turtles, and one set of fresh tracks on Dilumacad. SCORE!!! 😀
I can probably get used to seeing this everyday, but that doesn’t mean I don’t miss home.
(This WordPress app for iPhone is pretty darn nifty.)
This is what I see when I get out of the office. There are worse places to be than here 😛
I got to take the G12 for its second dive yesterday when the Community Ecology (Comeco) Lab crew came over to Miniloc to check the house reef. Yay friends visiting my workplace! Still had difficulty manipulating the camera to get the look I wanted (so many buttons!) but it was a bit easier this time around. Hopefully it’ll become second nature by the time the 5th dive comes around? Haha!
This surgeonfish is feeding on the turfing algae on the rock. Tentative identification is lined bristletooth (Ctenochaetus striatus)
Renmar dubbed this "The Big Ball of Awesome". This is what the school of bigeye scad (Selar crumenophthalmus) looks like from below.
A schooling bannerfish (Heniochus acuminatus) with no school 🙁
Today’s money shot is brought to you by:
A blue-spotted stingray (Taeniura lymma) getting cleaned by a cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus)
Too bad about the suspended particles 🙁
would have been the money shot if the parrotfish just stood still for one second more:
A parrotfish (can't tell which species) getting cleaned by a cleaner wrasse