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On a cloudy day this is my first gigapan in Ishigaki island ,Okinawa,Japan The place is Tamatorizaki viewpoint looking north to Hirakubo peninsula.This area is the narrowest part of Ishigaki island and to the left of image is the East China Sea and to the right is the Pacific Ocean. Note the extensive coral reefs....
I am trying to use the gigapan in many different ways. This is Kuura on the northern Hirakubo peninsula. This is the Pacific ocean view. Note the extensive reef system. This panorama is taken from the paraglider jump site.
One of the most beautiful spots on Ishigaki Island. On the north western part of the island, green and blue waters and white sand beaches. No swimming but many glass bottom boats to see the coral reefs. site of black pearl cultivation. This beautiful example of nature is also a reflection of the wonderful hospitalit...
From Mt Banna recreational area looking out over Nagura. We had lunch here and some time for the students from Kauai to relax and play during which time I could set up and take this gigapan of Nagura. This is the central area of Ishigaki and the primary industry is sugar cane( satokibi). Rich agricultural land. ...