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Local fishing community of the coast of Zanzibar

Zanzibar’s coastline offers some of the best beaches in the world, but sand and surf vary depending on what side of the island you’re on. On the east coast, waves break over coral reefs and sand bars offshore, and low tide reveals small pools of starfish, small minnows, and anemones. Up north, ocean swimming is much less susceptible to the tides, and smooth beaches and white sand make for dazzling days in the sun.

Year: 2016

From album: Zanzibar Tanzania

Photographer: Rob Barnes

Tags: blue carbon coastal ecosystem coastal ecosystems East Africa Indian Islands Mangrove ocean Tanzania Zanzibar

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