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Beach-access coral reef, Kume Island, Japan | by Ippei & Janine Naoi
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Beach-access coral reef, Kume Island, Japan

Kume Island, Okinawa, Japan

Whale breeding area from December till February.

Aerial shot from tandem motor paragliding


Kume Island belongs to the Okinawa Island group (Okinawa Shoto), located 100km away from Okinawa main island, Japan.

Kume Island is most famous for the 11km long coral sand cay and a natural geometric rock formation.


Okinawa consists of 160 islands and it's known as one of the world's best diving destinations, having a number of coral species and marine life as large as those in the Great Barrier Reef. Over 400 types of corals, 5 types of sea turtles, manta rays, whale sharks and many kinds of tropical fish species all live around the islands of Okinawa Prefecture.


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Taken on September 26, 2009