Yann Arthus Bertrand

Where Are the Finest White-Sand Beaches in the World?

Yann Arthus- Bertrand

Yann Arthus- Bertrand

“Sandbank On The Coast Of Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia”. Photograph courtesy of Yann Arthus-Bertrand for Coastal Care. All rights reserved Yann Arthus-Bertrand ©2011.
“Whitsunday Island is one of the 74 islands of the Whitsunday Island group off the east coast of Australia. Named by the British navigator James Cook who discovered these islands in 1770, on Whit Sunday. The 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) long beach of White Haven, fringed with mangroves, has sand of a rare quality: at 98 percent silica, it is said to be the purest in the world.” Captions and Photograph courtesy of © Yann Arthus-Bertrand, for Coastal Care.


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Sandbank On The Coast Of Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia; By Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Photo of the Month, January 2012; Photograph courtesy of Yann Arthus-Bertrand for Coastal Care.

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