ERIC MADEJA

Film & TV Location Fixer | Environmental Photographer | Expedition Leader

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park exhibited at COP12 - Uruguay


For the past two years I have been supporting the Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) in acquiring images for their various educational and promotional activities. A selection of my images of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park will travel around the world to be exhibited during The 12th of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP12) from June 1st - 9th, 2015.

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(Vibrant Reef at dusk / Old Tubbataha Ranger Station soon to be replaced / Photos by Eric Madeja)


The Ramsar convention aims at conserving and managing wetlands through local and national actions. The convention uses a broad definition of wetlands, including lakes and rivers, underground aquifers, swamps and marshes, wet grasslands, peatlands, oases, estuaries, deltas and tidal flats, mangroves and other coastal areas, coral reefs, and even human-made sites such as fish ponds, rice paddies, reservoirs and salt pans.

I’m delighted that my images are used to create awareness about the Philippines and
The Coral Triangle during this important event in South America, but also have been chosen by the Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving, which is part of the Philippine Department of Tourism, to be used in their “It’s more fun in the Philippines” campaign.

Tubbatha Reefs Bird IslandTubbatha Reef's Bird Island
(Bird Island at Tubbataha / Hawksbill Turtle and Diver / Photos by Eric Madeja)

Marinelife in Tubbataha (Anthias sp.)Marinelife at Tubbataha Reef (Anthias sp.)
(Anthias sp. / Spawning Barrel Sponge / Photos by Eric Madeja)

Manta Rays at Tubbataha ReefBarracudas at Tubbataha Reef
(Mobula sp. / School of Chevron Barracudas / Photos by Eric Madeja)

Jellyfish at Tubbataha ReefGroupers at Tubbataha Reef
(Jellyfish in the deep / Groupers at courtship / Photos by Eric Madeja)