Tuamotu Islands Landscape

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Tuamotu Islands are sinking volcanos, so they are rings of land just a few feet above the sea level, much of the folage is coconuts farmed  for the cosmetic and food industry. The beaches  are  made up of many different mediums, sand of course of many colors from white to pink.  The beaches can sometimes look more like a painting they are so abstract, and the colors are so intensified. Much of the coastlines and lagoon beaches are coral and reef rock. Getting around one needs a good pair of sandles or shoes as the reef rocks are very sharp and dangerous. The outer parts of the islands are all reefs that drop off into the open ocean, these waters are crystal clear and filled with fish of every type one can imagine. French Polynesia is home to the largest coral lagoons in the world. Uniting the land and the sea with a super natural environment of color and creatures, that are a breath taking site to see.

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~ by crr1962 on July 13, 2010.

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