A child climbs on the mooring line of a fishing boat April 24, 2014, while swimming during the early morning in Mansalay Bay in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines.
Mansalenos cross a bamboo footbridge over the Nalwak River in the evening April 28, 2014, on their way towards the center of town in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. The bamboo bridge is being replaced with a permanent cable hanging bridge, which is currently under construction.
A Filipino’s hand is nailed to a cross April 18, 2014, during one of two live reenactments of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. The crucifixions were the first ever to be reenacted in Mansalay for Good Friday.
A flagellant whips himself with a flail made of bamboo strips April 18, 2014, during the Penitensya Festival on Good Friday in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines.
I’m going to start something new here. Something to give this blog new life, a resurrection of sorts. Araw-Araw Fotojournalista will be a regular feature here on my editorial blog site. In Tagalog “Araw-Araw” simply means “everyday.” My goal is to begin posting single images here daily, or at least weekly. I have hundreds of photos to share from my recent trip to the Philippines last month (April) as well as hundreds more from the last year’s trip, most of which have never been published on my blog. Why is this? Because I really loathe writing. The photos I post under Araw-Araw will be accompanied by a standard cutline or description, and they aren’t always going to be of my travels and experiences in the Philippines. Araw-Araw will also include photos I’ve shot here on the home front, in the US. Anyone wishing to get more information about a photo or the subject matter within is welcome to post a question in the comments field of each update and I will gladly elaborate. Otherwise the photos will simply speak for themselves. Salamat.
I finally had the opportunity to see a Philippines Tarsier up close and in person during our visit to the Philippines back in July. During the first week of our trip we spent four days in Bohol and the Tarsier was at the top of my priority list, along with the Chocolate Hills and simply enjoying the paradise of Panglao Island, which is where we stayed during the Bohol visit. Tarsiers are one of the world’s smallest primates averaging about the size of a lemon and rarely larger than an apple. They’re somewhat solitary in nature, spending most of their lives clinging to their favorite branch. The habitat we visited had about a dozen or so Tarsiers spread across the complex. Each one was unique unto itself, which made them even more interesting. They were like little people, each with its own discernible identity. Here are two of my favorite “portraits” of the little guys and/or girls — one thing I couldn’t discern was their gender. Enjoy.
I spent a couple of hours shooting the 7th annual “Wiener Takes All” Arkansas State Championship Dachshund Race today during the Bella Vista Hay Days festival in Bella Vista, Ark. What else can I say except this event is just an absolute joy to shoot. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve had the opportunity to shoot the races since it’s held on a Saturday in the fall and usually conflicts with Arkansas football. Wasn’t an issue this year and I wasn’t going to miss it. I’ll let the photos do the talking now. Enjoy.
All of the photographs in this gallery are for sale with all profits to be donated to the Bella Vista Animal Shelter. Just click on an image and it will take you to a page where you can select a print size for purchase. Thank you. – Marc