Tropical colors exist in this archipelago southeast of Asia. Let’s explore the 7,641 islands of the Pearl of the Orient Seas, the Philippines.

The waters and blue colors on these islands are diverse. At Siargao’s Cloud 9 break, surfers surge through curving sky blue barrels.

An islet of forests encircles a bright turquoise lagoon at Libjo, Dinagat Islands. As the waves deepen around the white sandbar of Kalanggaman Island, off the coast of Leyte, they turn from pale blue to bright violet. Sand also brings out the colors of the waters. On Sila Island in the south, crimson coral marks the light sand at the high-water a beautiful pink. Boracay’s famous White Beach stretches for four kilometers and features a cerulean harmony of waves and a classic off-white shoreline.

Shades of green also litter these tropical islands. The beautiful hues of delicate rice shoots can be seen in the green slopes of the Cagayan Valley in Luzon. Banaue’s rice terraces resemble the descending slopes to the east. In the shadow of Mount Mayon, farmers in Bicol, far to the southeast, produce pale yellow fields.

Pack your bags, get your camera ready, and embark on a journey to snap a photo or two of these gorgeous hues. No filters are necessary to admire the islands’ breathtaking landscapes.