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Like In a Fairy Tale
New Caledonia
Copyright: Gregory Panayotou
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Uploaded: 08/10/2011
Updated: 09/06/2014
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Tags: ouano; starry night; milky way; galaxy; moonrise; low tide; reflection; fairy tale; long exposure; night shot
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The Tree & The Sunset
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MoonRise Over Ouano Lagoon
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Flying Over Ouano Surf Camp
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Ouano Surf Camp Garden
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Sunset At Low Tide
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Approaching the Mangrove Swamp
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Orange Sunset
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Sunset Over Ouano Bay
Richard Chesher
Ouano Overlook New Caledonia
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Tiny Desert Beach
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Sea Bird Reserve Speciale Marine Ouano New Caledonia
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Ile Isie New Caledonia
Jeffrey Martin
Cliff - Hacienda Lomajim 10
Sahneh
Hoz-e-Soltan Lake Desert
Seungsang Yoo(유승상)
Mekong delta vietnam
johnchoy ( 蔡旭威 )
Night view of Central from Restaurant Fofo roof-top
Glen Claydon
Niseko Farmlands
Kevin Griggs
Krog st Bridge
Martin Broomfield
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Jochen Knepper
Meilenwerk Unten
Andrea Biffi
Fondamenta de la Preson a Venezia
Seungsang Yoo(유승상)
Benthanh market
Ramin Dehdashti
Dasht-e Kavir
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Diamond Head Oahu
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Efate : Blue Lagoon Swimming Hole
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Ahu One Makihi (Back Again)
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La Villa Blanche : The Bedroom
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Rano Raraku (External Slope 05 of 13)
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Riri Bluehol Again
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The Reef Buffet
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Tahai Hanga Kio E Ahu Vai Uri at Sunset
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Anakena Beach (Sunny Version)
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Bali : Down Pura Lempuyang
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Société Le Nickel By Night
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Tiki Bar (Main)
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Playing With Turtles
More About New Caledonia

New Caledonia is the closest South Pacific Island to Australia and New Zealand. It is a French Territory and although the official language is French the culture is a blend of Melanesian, European, Polynesian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indonesian, and more. There is one large mountainous island called Grande Terre and 6 smaller islands - the three Loyalty Islands, Belep and the Isle of Pines.The islands are remarkably unpopulated and there are vast areas of wilderness. There are hundreds of kilometers of walking treks, camp grounds, more than 42 parks and reserves, and crystal clear rivers with sparkling waterfalls. Almost one third of the population is located in the capital city of Noumea. Nickel mining is the primary industry and is the major contributor to the high standard of living in the country. Grande Terre is surrounded by the second largest barrier reef in the world and the protected lagoon created by this barrier reef is the largest in the world. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 2008, the lagoon is 24,000 square kilometers and supports a diverse and luxuriant fauna of fish and invertebrates.The vibrant, clear and rich colors are one of the first things that visitors notice when they arrive. Noumea has a complete range of hotels, resorts, restaurants, and activities to welcome visitors.