Gallery of Dokdo – Takeshima and Ulleungdo Island Photographs
The following images are just some of the numerous pictures me and those involved with this website have put together since this website was started a few years ago. After three years we have literally hundreds of images we’d like to share with you of Dokdo – Takeshima and her sister island, Korea’s Ulleungdo. This page is just a temporary image database until we decide which WordPress gallery plug-in we’d like to go with.

There are two galleries, the first is of Dokdo Island and further down can be seen pictures of Ulleungdo. A brief description of each picture is encoded within each alt tag, simply place your cursor over the thumbnail to view it. Originally the pics were in RAW format or jpg Fine I had to downsize them a little, but you’ll find each picture quite detailed. Of course, click pics for a larger image. But first a brief overview of the Dokdo – Takeshima Island region.

Above left: An overall map of the Ulleungdo – Dokdo region showing distances to nearest Japanese and Korean landfalls. Above right: A map of Ulleungdo’s ancient sister island, Korea’s Dokdo.
Images gathered over the last three years during dokdo-takeshima.com’s research trips…
Part One: Images of Korea’s Dokdo Island

Korean tourists on Dokdo's East Island concrete landing dock 獨島 竹島Dokdo Island as seen from Hankyeorae Ferry 獨島 竹島Dokdo East Islet looking toward West Islet獨島 竹島 High Speed Hankyeorae Ferry taxi's into DokdoSea gulls hangin' out on Dokdo's rocks aka Liancourt Rocks獨島 竹島 From Dokdo East Islet looking at the West

獨島 竹島 Hankyeorae Ferry at Dokdo Island going to Ulleungdo獨島 竹島 An artist and photographers on DokdoHigh up on Dokdo's East Islet looking downSea level between Dokdo's East and West Islands獨島 竹島 Dokdo seagulls on top of the East IsletSunset on Dokdo Island 獨島 竹島

Webmaster Steven J. Barber in background, note beach to far right.Very dangerous stairs on Dokdo West Islet 獨島 竹島On top of Dokdo's West Islet looking at the East Islet (note beach below)Mr Jin Seong halfway up Dokdo's West Islet looking up 獨島 竹島獨島 竹島 From halfway up Dokdo's West Islet looking East獨島 竹島 Dokdo Takeshima sunrise

Kim Seong Do's house on Dokdo Island at night 독도  たけしま 獨島 竹島Kim Shin Yeol and Dokdo support staff on Dokdo's West Islet pier 독도 たけしま 獨島 竹島Raising the zodiak onto dock at Dokdo's West Islet 독도 たけしま 獨島 竹島竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도 Sunrise on Dokdo's West Islet竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도 dokdo-takeshima.com staff at Dokdo竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도 the view of Dokdo from Mr Kim Seong Do's window

A view of an ROK military ship docking at Dokdo's East Islet 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도A deep tidal pool at Dokdo 독도 獨島 竹島 たけしまROK gunboat docking at Dokdo  독도 獨島 竹島 たけしま독도 獨島 竹島 たけしま Kim Seong Do's House on Dokdo Island독도 獨島 竹島 たけしま Dokdo island's beach on East Islet독도 獨島 竹島 たけしま Rock formations on Dokdo Island's East Islet

Approaching Dokdo between East and West Islets 獨島 竹島A boat near Dokdo's East Isletdokdo-takeshima.com's member Ryan Saley and Hankyeorae Ferry 獨島 竹島Dokdo's Hole Rock as seen from the East Islet  liancourt 독도 たけしまDokdo guard, Ryan Saley and Mr Jin Seong on Dokdo, liancourt 독도 たけしまdokdo-takeshima.com webmaster Steven J. Barber beneath Dokdo's watchtower

dokdo-takeshima.com webmaster Steven J. Barber and Dokdo Police Commanding OfficerA rock formation on Dokdo Island  liancourt 독도 たけしまSeagulls nesting on Dokdo's West Islet  liancourt 독도 たけしまDokdo Island support team, Ryan Saley and Mr Jin Seong at Dokdo 독도 たけしまDokdo watchtower as seen from the top of West Islet 독도 たけしまKim Seong Do's fishing boat on Dokdo's West Island 독도 たけしま

Dokdo residents Kim Seong Do and wife's house 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도 Kim Seong Do's house on DokdoDokdo Island's shore and tidal pool 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도Dokdo Island's shore with black rock formations 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도Aquamarine coloured tidal pool on Dokdo 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도Dokdo Island seaweed covered tidal flat 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도

竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도 dokdo-takeshima.com team member Ryan Saley at Dokdofamous Korean artist painting on Dokdo Island 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도famous Korean artist on Dokdo 독도 獨島 竹島  たけしまkorean gunboat docking at Dokdo Island 독도 獨島 竹島  たけしまDokdo's West Island from West Island's helipad 독도 獨島 竹島  たけしまWest Island of Dokdo from the top of the East Islet 독도 獨島 竹島  たけしま

독도 獨島 竹島  たけしま Watchtower on Dokdo IslandDokdo watchtower on East Islet 독도 獨島 竹島  たけしまThe sapphire waters of Dokdo Island and West IslandThe watchtower on Dokdo's East Islet 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도This photo shows the cable used to bring supplies to the Dokdo policeDokdo's East Islet in the evening 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도

竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도 The Korean flag flies over Dokdo's East Islet with the West Islet in the backgroundDokdo East Islet from the top of the West Islet'Dokdo's grandmother' Kim Shin Yeol waves goodbye to dokdo-takeshima.com staff 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도 Long-time Dokdo resident Kim Seong Do on Zodiak 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도 Korean flag on DokdoKorean flag on Dokdo 2 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도

Dokdo Police Guards off-duty 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도 ROK gunboat arrives at DokdoDokdo's West Island showing numerous rocky beaches 竹島 たけしま 獨島 독도독도 獨島 竹島 たけしま Seagulls on Dokdo독도 獨島 竹島 たけしま Dokdo Police BoatsLeaving Dokdo en route to Ulleungdo 독도 獨島 竹島 たけしま

독도 獨島 竹島 たけしま Leaving Dokdo en route to Ulleungdo 2Leaving Dokdo en route to Ulleungdo  3독도 獨島 竹島 たけしまBeneath Dokdo East Islet watchtower 독도 獨島 竹島 たけしまEast Island of Dokdo 독도 獨島 竹島 たけしまBelow East Islet 2 독도 獨島 竹島 たけしまCave on Dokdo's East Islet 독도 獨島 竹島 たけしま

독도 獨島 竹島 たけしまThe West side of Dokdo 독도 獨島 竹島 たけしまHole Rock, seagulls, a fishing boat and Dokdo's East IsletDokdo's West Islet in foreground with Hole Rock and East Islet behind 독도 獨島 竹島 たけしま독도 獨島 竹島 たけしま Dokdo's East IsletA seagull and Dokdo's East Islet caves 독도 獨島 竹島 たけしま

Part Two: Photographs of Dokdo’s Sister Island, Korea’s Ulleungdo
Historically regarded as Dokdo’s big sister island, Ulleungdo has long been known for her “luxurious” forests, bamboo and marine life. Ulleungdo is a very difficult island to get around on because of her mountainous terrain and lack of transportation. However, with the help of local residents Mr Kim Nam Hee (Ulleungdo Mania Tour Agency) in Dodong, ( see link ) and Mr Jin Seong we were able to visit places that most tourists fail to see.

Korea's Ulleungdo Island

Above left: An overall map of the Ulleungdo – Dokdo region showing distances to nearest Japanese and Korean landfalls. Above right: A map of Dokdo’s ancient sister island, Korea’s Ulleungdo.

Ulleungdo Island's Dodong HarbourThe bustle of Ulleungdo Island's main port Dodong HarbourKorea's Ulleungdo as seen from Dokdo IslandKorea's Ulleungdo as seen from Dokdo IslandAn orange clay cave on Ulleungdo Island's North shoreHyangmok rock on Ulleungdo Island

Song Got Mountain at Hyeon Po HarbourBoats at Ulleungdo Island's Jeodong HarbourJeodong Harbour in foreground with Buk Jeo Rock and Jukdo Island in the background to the NortheastLooking South at Jeodong Harbour on UlleungdoLooking directly North from Jeodong with Bukjeo Rock in foreground and Jukdo Islet behindA panoramic view of Ulleungdo Island's adjacent shore from Jukdo Islet

Looking at Jukdo to the northeast from Naesujeon Beach on UlleungdoOn the South side of Ulleungdo is the rocky Sadong BeachSadong's new harbour and breakwater on Ulleungdo Island's southeast sideUlleungdo Island's Northeast point viewing Gwaneum Island and part of Jukdo Islet to the rightLooking West from Seokpo - Ddan Rock Elephant Rock Song Got and Hyangmok on UlleungdoSeom Mok to Jukdo Islet on Ulleungdo

Song Got Mountain on the North side of Ulleungdo dwarfs a Korean fishing boatUlleungdo's North shore from the peaks near Taeha RiThree Angels Rocks tower on the Northeast tip of Ulleungdo Island's shoreLooking at Ulleungdo's East shore from about 1km East of Dodong HarbourThe treacherous cliffs of Jukdo Islet's West shore. (Note spiral cement staircase}.The sheer dropoff from Jukdo Islet's West bank means a smal cable car and a spiral cement staircase are needed to scale the rock face

The former location of Japanese military watchtowers on Ulleungdo's Seokpo Ri's hillsLooking towards Korea from Ulleungdo's peaks at Taeha Village, you can see Korea's Taebaek Mountains on a clear eveningThe stream from Ulleungdo's mountains runs into Taeha RiTaeha's stream runs into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) from Ulleungdo's West coast.Turtle Rock on Ulleungdo's shore is quite massiveChosun Inspector Lee Gyu Won left his name and date etched on cliff on Ulleungdo's northwest shore in 1882

A beautiful sunset on Ulleungdo's North shore near Ddan RockDokdo-takeshima.com team member Ryan Saley foolishly risks his life for this photo op on the treacherous cliffs near Hyangmok RockA persistent seagull cruises for handouts next to the boat whilst I tour Ulleungdo's shoreUlleungdo's North shore with No-In Bong and Elephant Rock in the backgroundWoman Rock is the form of a mother holding a child (Three Angel Rocks are adjacent)Impressive Elephant Rock off Ulleungdo's North shore dwarfs a nearby tour boat

Friendly fishermen near Song Got Mountain greet our tour boatLooking South toward Dodong from somewhere near Jeodong HarbourEven from 60kms away, Ulleungdo Island towers over the East Sea (Sea of Japan)Three Brothers Mountain, seen here in the fall, may have been the origin of the name Sam Bong Do

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“..This gallery is a work in progress…!”
Those of us involved in this website visit both Ulleungdo and Dokdo frequently. Thus, we hope to update this gallery once in a while. Feel free to drop by and check us out and see what’s new whenever you like! (webmaster Steven J. Barber)