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Rare Six-Armed Starfish at Samal's Vanishing Island

One of the places I really look forward to visiting while in Davao was the Vanishing Island sitting in between Davao City and Samal Island. Like most sandbars across the country, the island only appears during low tide.

We only have a few hours before it gets eaten by the sea again and as luck would have it, we were greeted by nothing but flat gray sky as far as the eye can see. Good news for the ladies hiding from the sun, bad news for photographers looking for the perfect beach sky. But all was not lost. I found the starfish I’ve been forever on the lookout for, a rare six-armed wonder enjoying the overcast sky by the beach.







Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Saturday, February 9, 2013

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  1. that one is rare! ngayon lang ako nakakita ng ganyan! great find!

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    1. May nakita kasi akong ganyan dati sa magazine, naghanap na ako ever since that instance :)

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  2. oh gray skies!~ i can imagine your disappointment. I was there last year with DFAT participants and it was one great perfect day for picture taking ^&^

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    1. Sa post ni Gael and Robbie ko rin nakita yan nung DFAT tour nyo, kaya talagang gusto ko puntahan. Malas lang at gray sky :(

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  3. oo nga ano...6 nga ang kamay hahaha

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    1. Was so excited nung nakita ko to habang nag-snorkel :)

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  5. Love this photo~ I haven't even seen a regular star fish yet, kaya more so with a 6-armed rare find! Btw, you were there pala at CHOPS! I didn't even know it was you. Sayang, if nalaman ko sana and if di malayo masyado yung pwesto natin, I would've loved to chat. Hingi ako ng trips advise with photography :D

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    1. Haha I was actually the guy you lent your camera to take the picture of the group :)

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  6. cool starfish. the only creature i found at the beach was a sand dollar, and i stilled have it carefully tucked away in a safe place.

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    1. Err, sorry but what's a sand dollar Fifi? Sorry for my ignorance ehehe :)

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