For those who have not heard of El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines, you need to put this on your list of places to visit before you die. I made the destination of the Philippines a priority to photograph and El Nido was a must see location for some aerial and landscape photography. El Nido truly is one of the most spectacular places on earth to visit. I hired my own small boat and crew of 2. All inclusive lunch and transport. It was approximately $80-$90 per day to hire my own boat and crew, but for me this was completely worth it to beat the crowds and photograph these stunning islands.
Left: Aerial view of Secret Beach in the islands of El Nido. Taken with the phantom 2 and Go Pro.
The secret beach is truly a wonder of nature and is best visited early in the morning before the crowds. I got the drone up early and captured this composition of two boats parked outside the cave entrance of Secret Beach before the many crowds arrived.