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Posts Tagged ‘sea’

Dead or Alive: The Promise of Tourism for Shark Conservation

  • Brad Nahill
  • 19 March 2013

When many people hear the words “shark” and “tourism” in the same sentence, the first thing they think of is how to avoid them. Unfortunately these people are missing the opportunity to witness and learn about one of nature’s truly astounding creatures and come away with common sense ways to avoid danger and have a great experience while contributing to shark conservation efforts.

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The Best Local Travel Pictures of 2012

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 4 January 2013

With another year of pictures under our belt, it’s time again to spotlight our Photo of the Year – an image that most captured the imagination of The Travel Word team and a group of external judges. Like our Photo of the Year 2010 and Photo of the Year 2011, we believe this year’s winning image truly captures the imagination, a glimpse of something uncommon in a very familiar place.

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Photo of the Week: San Blas Star Fish, San Blas Islands, Panama

  • Wallace Faria (Photo)
  • 15 July 2012

Home of this starfish, the San Blas Islands stretch away from the coast of Panama like a spray of sand flicked from a foot. None but the largest warrant an appearance on the Google map of the area, but switching to a satellite view reveals the tell-tale white specks and turquoise circles of an archipelago made up of almost 400 distinct bodies.

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Photo of the Week: Caxadaço Beach, Ilha Grande, Brazil

  • Nélio Ricardo Aguiar (Photo and Text)
  • 3 June 2012

Caxadaço Beach sits prettily on the south coast of Ilha Grande, Brazil, gently curving around the tranquil and clear waters of a beautiful natural harbour. The bay itself is masked from the sea by the large rocky outcrop, seen in the photo below, and the landward side soon gives way to thick jungle vegetation.

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Photo of the Week: Kayaking Ang Thong National Marine Park, Koh Samui, Thailand

  • Cindy Fan (Photo and Text)
  • 25 March 2012

When I look at this photo I get a taste of what I experienced kayaking in Ang Thong National Marine Park. ‘The sublime’ is to feel our smallness in the natural world, to feel overwhelmed by its power and greatness. In turn, this feeling of wonder and humility grants us a connection to that world.

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Photo of the Week: Beached, Jericoacoara, Brazil

  • Wallace Faria (Photo and Text)
  • 11 March 2012

Jericoacoara is old fishing village located in the northeast of Brazil, more precisely in the state of Ceará, west of its capital city of Fortaleza. The village appeared to the world in 1994, after the ‘Washington Post’ newspaper chose the beach as one of the 10 most beautiful in the world. Because of this, Jericoacoara became a famous tourist destination for international travellers.

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Photo of the Week: White Sands and Blue Waters, Mauritius

  • Emmanuel Ramdhony (photo) Maurisun (text)
  • 26 February 2012

Resorts, such as the Shanti Maurice A Nira really make the most of the incredible white sands and turquoise gradients that characterise Mauritian beaches. The resort goes to great lengths to operate in harmony with its surroundings, and serves to complement – rather than compete with – the natural beauty of its location. Built using natural materials, the Shanti blends into the landscape perfectly.

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Where and How to Help Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region

  • Samantha Libby
  • 10 October 2011

When it’s summer, the tourist migration to the Mediterranean’s famed beaches is at its height. However, there’s an older guest who has lived here for the past 95 million years and needs our help: the marine turtle. Saving the marine turtle just may be one of the few things the international community can agree on these days, especially steps taken toward turtle conservation through tourism.

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Photo of the Week: Beautiful Waters of the Bocas Islands, Panama

  • ATP (Photo) Melissa Pop (Text)
  • 2 October 2011

The picture was taken at Coral Cay (or Crawl Cay as it is locally known), about 20 minutes away by boat ride from Isla Colón/Bocas Island. The Cay is appropriately named after the abundant coral reefs that surround it. It is one the best places to snorkel and a great place to have lunch if you wish to do so in a spectacular environment.

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Photo of the Week: Night Falls over the Harbour, Kotor, Montenegro

  • Galion Restaurant (Photo) Slavica Vukčević (Text)
  • 31 July 2011

The coastal city of Kotor, Montenegro is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, it has a unique character that has been determined by its history, it was always a place of mixture and it is visible at the first glance: western European and Byzantine style are reflected even in the building blocks themselves with the varying textures and marble hues.

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