April 20, 2013

Lagoon, Socotra

Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic

White-sand beaches stretch along Detwah Lagoon in Socotra. The isolated island, 220 miles from mainland Yemen, has a varied coastline with beaches, boulders, mudflats, and both living and fossil coral reefs.

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