Palawan is an ecological powerhouse where old-growth and mangrove forests, karst cliffs and caves, and unspoiled beachfront create habitats for over 100 at-risk species, including 42 that are endemic to Palawan. Underwater, coral reefs harbor octopuses, eels, and a world of brilliant tropical fish. Though Palawan island plays host to a smattering of urban centers, much of the province remains uninhabited, a great big empty backyard just begging to be explored.

An Aerial Tour of Beautiful Palawan in the Philippines

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by Scott Sporleder Jul 26, 2014

WHEN YOU’RE SITTING AT WORK and daydreaming about a secret island paradise, tucked away from the world, calm lagoons and pristine beaches, you might be picturing Palawan. This remote province of the Philippines is located in the southwest of the country, between the South China and Sulu Seas. Its 1,200 miles of coastline is punctuated with rocky coves, deserted islets, and white-sand beaches.

Matador invites you to take an aerial journey around this special place and enjoy a view that, until recently, was only for the birds. This entire film was shot on a DJI Phantom 2, equipped with the H3-3D gimbal along with a GoPro Hero 3+.

Special thanks to for the epic journey.

It's More Fun in the Philippines
The trip to create this film was supported in part by It’s More Fun in the Philippines.

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