Sibuyan Island is said to have the world’s densest forest. Mt. Guiting-Guiting, which takes up one-third of its land area, is home to an amazing collection of endemic flora and fauna that would make any self-respecting biologist wet his pants.
I was only able to capture in photos a minuscule part of G2’s rich biodiversity as most of the time, I was too busy trying not to slip on the muddy trail, sustain a cranial fracture or fall off a cliff. I saw dwarf trees, leafy mosses, beautiful butterflies, multi-colored snails and an adventurous civet cat that tried to steal our adobo. I heard birds singing, cicadas chirping, frogs croaking and an entire orchestra of forest sounds. It was an awe-inspiring display of beauty that only nature can create and only time can perfect.
- Mantalingajan Traverse: Day Two (misadventuresoftintin.com)