As the tide rises along the shore of #tasmania, #australia's south arm peninsula, the bioluminescent plankton in the water is disturbed, causing it to glow. beautiful capture @james.garlick! (h/t @travelchore for re-gramming this image using #bbctravel!)
A farmer accidentally discovered the hinagdanan cave in bohol, the #philippines, while clearing his land. today, the spectacular underground formation with its pristine lagoon is a popular spot for a swim. thanks @handluggageonly for sharing your image using #bbctravel!
In the shade of old oak trees in south-western #spain, eduardo donato and his team at dehesa maladúa quietly preside over a herd of 200 spotted iberian pigs. this rare breed is used to make jamón ibérico de bellota, ham with a decadent bouquet of flavours.
it takes donato seven years to produce each jamón, a process that involves dredging the meat in salt and leaving it to dry in the cool mountain air. the resulting ham contains notes of butter and nuts, with a texture that melts in your mouth. the organic process, the rare breed and the unique environment justify the jaw-dropping price of €4,100 a leg, making this the most expensive ham in the world.
click the link in our bio to read more about donato's jamón ibérico. #worldsrarest #bbctravel 📷: @maximduncan
The chin men theater in tainan, #taiwan, is the only cinema left in the country that still displays hand-painted film posters. these immense, 20-sq-m canvases are the work of 66-year-old yan jhen-fa, who has been painting film posters for 48 years.
these hand-painted posters were once common, but in the era of digital printing and computerised billboards, yan is one of the last remaining film poster painters in the world. his craft has taken its toll: he is on the verge of losing his eyesight. but he is not yet ready to give up painting. "i’ll paint until i can no longer see," he said.
click the link in our bio to read more about yan and his artwork. #bbctravel 📷: @eliot.stein
#fridayfeature! it's easy to see why the wanaka tree is said to be one of the most photographed trees in #newzealand. set against a backdrop of the south island's southern alps, this lone tree rises from the waters of lake wanaka. it's difficult to find, but the views are worth the effort. thanks @photography_by_ko for sharing your photo using #bbctravel!
Myanmar (also known as burma) is often referred to as 'the golden land'. here, gold is used to decorate temples and furniture, but it is also incorporated into traditional medicines, food and beverages. the burmese even add gold to their face creams. "it’s very good for the skin; after three to five minutes the gold is gone. i think it goes into our skin and gives us our smiles,” said sithu htun, a local guide from yangon.
click the link in our bio to learn more about how the burmese use gold! #worldsrarest #bbctravel 📷: @drvivcumming