Title: Chocolate Hills

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Capture Date/Time: January 19 2006 10:30
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 19mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/10 - 1/350 sec
ISO: 200
Flash: None

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Capture Date/Time: January 19 2006 10:27
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
Focal Length: 24mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/10 - 1/350 sec
ISO: 200
Flash: None

The Chocolate Hills (consisting of approximately 1268 hills) are recognized as the eighth natural wonder of the world. Most of the hills are uniform in size, and nobody knows how they came to be this way. They are located on the island of Bohol, which is located in central Philippines.

12 commentsAdd yours

01.25.06/01:12 AM david jones said:

Some of them look like boobs..

01.25.06/09:31 AM david said:

These hills look amazing! They almost look fake in the first photo - you have captured them well in these images..cheers

01.25.06/10:18 AM Gary said:

nice capture of this unique phenomena

01.25.06/12:26 PM wiolka kowalska said:

I will be back on yor site

01.25.06/01:16 PM dv said:

the hills are alive ... with the smell of chocolate.

01.25.06/04:17 PM kevin said:

that is awesome. Thanks for the info and of course, the picture!

01.25.06/06:11 PM Roger said:

Fantastic shots.

01.25.06/06:36 PM kyle said:

amazing shots!

01.25.06/07:28 PM noushin said:

I have never seen anything like this, thanks for sharing it.

01.26.06/03:11 AM DavidMac said:

welcome back,
at first I didn't realise how large those hills were until taking a second glance... thanks for showing us this side of the world.

01.26.06/06:44 PM Phil said:

First, whoever said 'boobs' is just really immature ;)

2nd, welcome back. Great shots so far of this faraway land.

3rd, Wonderful capture of this wonder.

01.30.06/10:05 AM ana said:

(sorry, but I have to look this stuff up)
From Wikipedia!


A popular local myth for the hills' origin states that two giants fought with stones and sand against each other over a period of several days. A more romantic tale is that of Arogo, a strong and young giant who fell in love with Aloya, a mortal girl. She died within the palm of the giant's hand and the tears that fell supposedly turned into the hills.

Geologists have long debated about the formation of the hills. The most accepted theory, and the one that is written on a bronze plaque at an observation hill, is that the hills are eroded formations of a type of marine limestone that sits on top of hardened clay.

I'm going with the boobs theory. :O)