Somersault on the Beach, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Palawan is one of the most known of beautiful Island of Philippines. In November 2016 I had a chance to explore this area and being recommended an undiscovered Alimanguan village. Victoria Beach House was my home base from where I was starting my explorations with my camera every morning. On the Beach in front of the resort met many locals and kids playing with water and sand. One of such fun session I registered with my lens.

Somersault on the Beach, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D90 with 18-270mm | Exposure f/7.1 @ 1/800sec | Focal Length 184.9 mm | ISO 200
Somersault on the Beach, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 23
Award Score: 63 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 11, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Motion Photography
Photograph Location: Alimanguan Village, Palawan Island, Philippines

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Ryszard Wierzbicki was born in 1963. Graduated with a Master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education from University of Gdańsk in 1992 in Poland. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, going through positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches (child care, dentistry, orthodontics and IT). Apart of his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted of an instructor level in PADI. Emigrated to UK in 2006, from where he started his real traveling & photography experience and exploration of South-East Asia. Volunteering occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, knapsack and started to manage freely the passion of photography, traveling and scuba diving.


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