Traveller, Photographer, Mountaineer, Human

The Hills of Batanes

Batanes, northernmost province of the Philippines, is a group of several islands that are immediately south of Taiwan.  Batan (second largest island and home to four of the six towns of the province) is dominated by Mt. Iraya.  The rest is full of hills and is perfect for raising cows.

In fact, the quintessential image in most Filipino’s mind when Batanes is uttered is of a land full of rolling green hills surrounded by sea full of dangerous waves.

Here are some images of the hills (and cows) in Batanes.


A farmer herding his cows for grazing (Olympus EM5 + 12-50mm).

Distant hills as seen from rooftop of our hostel (Olympus EM5 + 40-150mm).

Rolling hills in infrared (Panasonic GX1 590nm infrared + Panasonic 14mm).Holy cow!  (A cow grazing atop a hill and rays of rising sun) (Olympus EM5 + 12-50mm).

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4 responses

  1. Very nice series!

    February 5, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    • Thanks! Since I’m too lazy to post, I’ll just post group of pictures per entry so I don’t have to post multiple times. Also, less words, more pics (too lazy to compose sentences).

      February 6, 2014 at 12:00 am

  2. Did you travel alone?

    February 6, 2014 at 9:51 am

    • I travelled there with my family. I’m going back there on the 15th for a longer time. 🙂

      February 6, 2014 at 7:40 pm

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