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The Tree & The Sunset
New Caledonia
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Uploaded: 13/11/2011
Updated: 09/06/2014
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Tags: ouano; beach; sunset; ouano bay; choucher de soleil; low tide; marée basse; orange; arbre
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Like In a Fairy Tale
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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
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Tiny Desert Beach
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Camp Brun by Night
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Walking In The Bush Over Camp Brun
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Camp Brun Bush
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(Nearly) Inside Rano Kau Volcano
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Anakena Beach : Moai Alone
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Jinek Bay
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In Bed With Mathilde
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The Wreck at Gadji Bay (Lagoon Decay)
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HM StarFlyer
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Waiting for Marlon Brando in Tetiaroa
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Tiarei Beach
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Ahu Tongariki (Middle Front)
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Rano Raraku (External Slope 07 of 13) : Moai in progress !
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Rano Raraku (External Slope 03 of 13)
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Matavai Bay (Again !)
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Far Away Garden
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Outside Prambanan
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Anse Vata Beach
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Ana Kai Tangata
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Tahai Hanga Kio E Ahu Vai Uri at Sunset
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Ubud : Monkey Forest Rice Fields and Tegal Sari
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Borobodur : The Keyhole to Nirvana
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Another Day At Ahu Tongariki (Wiew from Front Right)
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Hanga Tetenga (Side)
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Place Vaiete (côté Mer)
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Denpasar : Bali Museum
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Amed Beach By Night
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.