Tag: tropical

Aug 28, 2015

Picture of the Day: This Surreal Uninhabited Island in Madagascar

Picture of the Day: This Surreal Uninhabited Island in Madagascar

The surrounding sand and silt deposits make it look otherworldly

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Dec 5, 2014

Picture of the Day: Palau Banta, Indonesia

Picture of the Day: Palau Banta, Indonesia

Photograph by Jialiang Gao | peace-on-earth.org In this incredible aerial photo we see the island of Palau Banta, located in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. The Lesser Sunda Islands or Nusa Tenggara are a group of islands in Maritime Southeast Asia, north of Australia. Komodo National Park is located within the Lesser Sunda…

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Sep 17, 2013

The ‘Underwater Waterfall’ Illusion at Mauritius Island

The ‘Underwater Waterfall’ Illusion at Mauritius Island

Photographer Unknown (via KULfoto.com) Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. Mauritius was first discovered by the Arabs in 975 AD, then by the Portuguese between 1507 and 1513. Since then there have been periods of succession and colonization…

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May 14, 2013

Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic white sand and turquoise water of a Caribbean paradise that is not what makes Maho Beach such a popular tourist destination. Rather, it has much to do with the…

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Sep 27, 2012

The ‘Open Wall’ Resort in St. Lucia [20 pics]

The ‘Open Wall’ Resort in St. Lucia [20 pics]

Located just outside of Soufrière, St. Lucia, the Ladera Resort features 9 villas and 23 suites with an ‘open wall’ where the west side of every unit is left open and exposed to the breathtaking views of the Piton Mountains and Caribbean sea. Every room also comes with a private plunge pool, with the…

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