|I can see our house from up here!|
|Shallower seas of the ferry route between Iloilo and Bacolod.|
The water is so clear you can see the ocean bottom.
Maybe we're biased, but we especially love taking pictures of the Philippines from the plane!
There's something about the blue seas and beautiful islands of home that is especially attractive to us.
Sometimes the scenery is not as scenic as it is sad. The forests of many of our native mountains are being denuded by heavy logging, much of it illegal. Here you can see the treeline being pushed back by large areas of deforestation.
The UN has suggested environmental solutions like giving indigenous people rights to the forested land where they live, but so far the call of capitalism seems more powerful than the call for sustainability.
Still, some organisations are working to stop the damage: Greenpeace, Trees for the Future, The World Wildlife Fund.
We also take these pictures to remember how grateful we are for our beautiful country and the privilege of air travel.