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Monday, January 24, 2011

#104 Lake Lahid

Our story of the three lakes of Lake Sebu in South Cotabato isn't complete without a photograph taken on the shores of the third and smallest lake, the mystical Lake Lahid.

Lake Lahid isn't nearly as developed as the other two. Instead of an endless expanse of fish pens, there are only random patches of aquatic weeds and plants. Why has this portion of the lake escaped man's touch? One reason might be it's too shallow, or maybe the amount of fresh water flowing through this lake isn't enough to support the fish densities required. Whatever the reason, remaining untouched gave us a glimpse of what the other two lakes might have looked like in the past. Made me realize opportunities to capture scenes just like this, once passed, are gone forever. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: It was about noon. I had to look for other elements to soften the harsh light and make the photograph more interesting. This large strand of hanging bamboo helped, as did the little boy we found fishing in the shallows.)

Where in the world is the Lake Sebu in South Cotabato?
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1 comment:

  1. love your take on a simple yet meaningful countryside scene, it tugs at the heart wanting it to sing praises to our Creator ... the foliage reminds me of the beauty of a pristine environment already a rarity in the city ...

    re the little boy ... would like to beckon him over, give him a hug and treat him to a sumptuous lunch :)


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