The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is one of the two species of sea turtle usually seen in El Nido (the other is the green sea turtle).
The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) is one of the two species of sea turtles usually seen in El Nido (the hawksbill sea turtle is the other).
The olive-backed sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis), locally called tamasi, is a common resident of El Nido.
The Palawan leafbird (Chloropsis palawanensis) is a small bird with broad wings and a long tail that's easily recognizable by its green body color and yellow throat.
The blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) is one of the most common sharks in the nearshore waters of the tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific. This shark is pale grayish-brown on the dorsal side and white on the ventral side. All its fins have black tips highlighted by lighter-colored borders. Younger sharks usually stay on shallow, sandy... Continue Reading →
The Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus) is a distinctive coral reef fish that's found throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the Indo-Pacific.
The love vine (Cassytha filiformis) is a greenish to yellow climbing and twining, practically leafless vine that's a parasite of a variety of coastal flowering plants.