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    Posted August 14, 2012 by
    3Bobby
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    Philippines
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    Travel photo of the day

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    Chocolate Hills

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     3Bobby says he was amazed upon capturing this image because it was taken in a place away from the usual area visited by tourists. "Most images of the Chocolate Hills are a bit similar, but this image is very unique. The grass covered hills are between 30 and 50 meters high and turns to a chocolate brown color at the end of the dry season," he says. "Legend has it that the hills came into existence when two giants threw sand and stones at each other in a fight. When they were finally exhausted, they became friends and left the island, but left behind the mess they made. However, the most commonly accepted theory is that these are the weathered formations of some kind of marine limestone." This image was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for November 19, 2012.
    - Anika3, CNN iReport producer

    In Bohol, Philippines, there is a must-see geological formation of unusual mounds of a generally conical and almost symmetrical shape known as the Chocolate Hills. This image is just a part of a rolling terrain of hills estimated to be from 1,268 to about 1,776 individual mounds. These grass-covered limestone hills turn brown during the dry season, hence the name.

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