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Bonaire

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Thursday May 23, 2013

Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

Caption: Bonaire has a land area of 111 square miles). In December, 2006, the population was 14,006 inhabitants. Bonaire lies outside the hurricane belt, and is served by Flamingo International Airport. The island is ringed by a coral reef which is easily accessible from the shore along the Western and Southern sides. Furthermore, the entire coastline of the island has been declared a marine sanctuary, preserving local fish life. The coral reef around uninhabited Klein Bonaire is particularly well preserved, and it draws divers, snorkelers, and boaters. Bonaire also has several coral reefs where seahorses can be found.It is also famed for its flamingo populations and its donkey sanctuary. Flamingos are drawn to the brackish water, which harbours the shrimp they feed on. Starting in the 16th century, the Dutch raised sheep, goats, pigs, horses and donkeys on Bonaire, and the descendants of the goats and donkeys roam the island today, with a small population of pigs roaming as well. Washington Slagbaai National Park, located at the north side of the island, is an ecological preserve. The highest point of Bonaire, the mountainous Brandaris, 787 feet high, located within this preserve, has a complete view of the island. Lac Bay on the eastern side of the island, is a windsurfer's paradise. Locals Taty and Tonky Frans in 2004 were ranked in the top five of the world's freestyle windsurfing professionals. Atlantis Beach, on the western part of the island, is the local kitesurfing spot.

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4. pincollector1
3:12 AM GMT on May 26, 2013
Hi Newenglandlight:

Thank you very much.

Ron
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3. newenglandlight
6:23 PM GMT on May 25, 2013
Stunning shot!
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2. pincollector1
8:10 AM GMT on May 25, 2013
Hi Cowgazer:

Thank you very much.

Ron
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1. Cowgazer
8:01 AM GMT on May 25, 2013
If this what heaven looks like I had best start being good! Such wonderful colours, the ship is like an island. Thanks for posting this wonderful photo.
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I am a professional photographer living in Winnipeg, Canada. My special interests are people and nature photography. I have been taking pictures for over 35 years. Winnipeg has a very agreeable climate in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Winters can be quite cold especially in January. No matter what season, picture taking opportunities in Winnipeg are excellent.

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