When sightseeing Siquijor Island in Philippines it is a must to visit the Butterfly Sanctuary managed by a passionate family who set up their private Butterflies Kingdom. A variety of butterfly species and a play of colours, scents and sounds will make your visit unforgettable. The Butterfly Sanctuary is located close to the highest point on the island at Cang-apa village which is just east of Mt Bandilaan (628m altitude). The entire Butterfly Farm spans a total of 1,460 square meters (equivalent to 5 hectares) land area. It composes of a botanical garden as huge as entire space. It houses 102 species (as per record) of butterflies and moths that feed from the garden itself. The Sanctuary is popular with children largely because you can actually get close and personal with the butterflies. The attraction remains a popular destination but opinion is divided as to whether it is worth the long trip as the sanctuary needs some upgrades but the journey to this destination is truly spectacular and you will get a really good views of the ocean from higher elevations.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 29
Award Score: 66.5 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Color Photography
Photograph Location: Coral Cay Resort, Cangapa Village, Siquijor, 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 (stuandthekids.org). Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.pl) 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.