P.I. 2014: Batanes Part One

P.I. 2014: Batanes Part One

My latest trip to the Philippine Islands, in December of 2014, led me up to the province of Batanes.  Batanes is both the northernmost and smallest province of the country.  It’s geography is strikingly different than the rest of P.I.

There are seven islands in the province, but only three are populated.  The images below are from the most populous island, named Batan.

Cattle graze on pasture overlooking the ocean on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

Cattle graze on pasture overlooking the ocean on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

A mountain shrouded in fog on the island of Batan in the province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

A mountain shrouded in fog on the island of Batan in the province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

Cattle graze on pasture overlooking the ocean on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

Cattle graze on pasture overlooking the ocean on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

Cattle graze on pasture overlooking the ocean on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

Cattle graze on pasture overlooking the ocean on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

Waves break on the rocky shoreline on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

Waves break on the rocky shoreline on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

Waves break on the rocky shoreline on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

Waves break on the rocky shoreline on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

Waves break on the rocky shoreline on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

Waves break on the rocky shoreline on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

One of three lighthouses in the province stands tall on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

One of three lighthouses in the province stands tall on the island of Batan, province of Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

 

A Christmas tree made of coconut shells , Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

A Christmas tree made of coconut shells , Batanes, Philippines. Copyright © PK Images 2015

More to come!

 

 

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